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Aloha!. Oli Aloha Onaona i ka hala me ka lehua He hale lehua no ia na ka noe O ka`u no ia e `ano`i nei E lia`a nei ho`i o ka hiki mai A hiki mai no `oe Hiki pu no me ke aloha Aloha e, aloha e. Aloha e Mau!. Hawaii’s Regional ARFF Training Center Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop

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Oli Aloha

Onaona i ka hala me ka lehuaHe hale lehua no ia na ka noeO ka`u no ia e `ano`i neiE lia`a nei ho`i o ka hiki maiA hiki mai no `oeHiki pu no me ke alohaAloha e, aloha e


Hawaii’s Regional ARFF Training Center

Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop

April 5-7, 2005

State of Hawaii

Department of Transportation

Airports Division

Hawaii District

Chauncey Wong Yuen, AIR-H


Hawaii Island

  • Geography:
  • 4038 square miles
  • 93 miles long
  • 76 miles wide
  • 266 miles of coast
  • Twice the combined size of the other main Hawaiian islands





kona international airport at keahole
Kona International Airport at Keahole
  • Served by Aloha, Hawaiian, Japan, IslandAir, United, American, Northwest, Air Canada & North American. Start-ups: American Trans Air, Visionaire, FlyHawaii
  • Index D Airport; largest aircraft serving the airport include the B747-400 and B777.
  • 2004 Passenger Enplanment/Deplanment Activity: 2,239,411
  • 2004 Aircraft operations: 122,354
  • Non-stop operations from KOA to HNL, LAX, SFO, NRT, DEN, OAK, SNA, ORD, SEA, OGG
why a regional training facility
Why A Regional Training Facility?
  • Environmental compliance issues resulting in temporary closure of neighbor island burn pits.
  • ARFF personnel dedication & desire
    • Kato & Yamabe, Kukushima
    • Spillover effect, engaged and excited
  • Emergency response community interest
    • We don’t do it alone
    • Just 6 guys
    • We’re gonna respond anyway
  • My personal experience
    • Volunteer firefighter
    • The station manager
    • The dreaded phone call
why kona international airport
Why Kona International Airport?
  • Most of the 3450 acres available consists of barren lava fields.
  • Sufficient distance from residential, resort and commercial/industrial areas.
  • An existing burn pit is already available.
response agencies training together to respond together
Response Agencies Training Together to Respond Together

County Firefighters from HFD Station 7

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Response Agencies Training Together to Respond Together

At the table during ICS training: HPD Captains Hickox & Fukui, HFD Captain Kojima, Wackenhut Manager King, ARFF Captain Kato, DLNR Chief Nahale, & Tower Chief Dawson.

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Incident Command Training

Professor Stacy Rogers at work

wmd briefing training
WMD Briefing & Training

Agent Tim McHugh, U.S. Customs Service

more extra curricular training
More Extra Curricular Training
  • NTSB & Hawaii Healthcare Association Workshop & Tabletop Exercises – April 26, 2005
    • Nicole Charnon – NTSB
    • Toby Claremont – Hawaii Healthcare Association
    • Stacy Rogers – Honolulu Community College
training facility endorsements
Training Facility Endorsements
  • County of Hawaii
    • Mayor Harry Kim
    • Chief Darryl Oliveira
  • U.S. Army, Pohakuloa Training Area
    • Chief Eric Moeller
agencies that have participated in airport sponsored training
Agencies That Have Participated in Airport Sponsored Training
  • County of Hawaii Agencies
    • Police, Fire, EMS, Civil Defense
  • State of Hawaii Agencies
    • Civil Defense, DOH, DLNR, HCC, DOT
  • Federal Agencies
  • American Red Cross
  • Kona Hospital, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Hilo Hospital
  • Hawaii Funeral Directors Association
  • Air Carriers: AA, AQ, HA, JL, NW, UA, WP, FEDEX
  • Airport Security: Securitas
featured instructors speakers
Featured Instructors & Speakers
  • Stacy Rogers, Associate Professor, HCC, Fire & Environmental Emergency Response
  • Mack Humphery, ACSI, FAA
  • Lance Peterson, Director, Weber County Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • The Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, County of Hawaii
  • Debbie Kimokeo, ASI, TSA
  • Judith Akamine, Supervisor, Public Health Nurses, DOH
  • Dr. Tony Manoukian, Deputy Commander, Region IX, DMORT
  • Bert Freeland, Region IX, DMORT
  • Mitchell Dodo, President, Hawaii Funeral Directors Association
  • Ken Lee, Disaster Mental Health Lead, American Red Cross
  • Ray Lovell, PIO, Hawaii State Civil Defense
  • Tim McHugh, SA, U.S. Customs
need classroom space
Need Classroom Space
  • Average attendance for ICS classes: 60
  • Largest class, Mass Fatalities Workshop: 120
  • Larger classes are often preferred to extend instructor reach and optimize expenses.
  • Air conditioned CAP & ARFF buildings an with aircraft air conditioner.
  • Need kitchen/dining facilities due to remote location and restricted access to airport facilities.
  • Audio visual equipment are sub-standard.
burn pit remediation
Burn Pit Remediation
  • Neighbor island pits temporary closed due UST concerns and issues with associated piping.
  • Current remediation status unknown.
  • Burn pit remediation presents opportunity to enhance facility.
vision statement
Vision Statement

To equip and develop firefighters and fellow emergency responders with the skills, competence and confidence to respond to aviation disasters to minimize loss of life and property.

mission statement
Mission Statement

To plan, design and construct a regional ARFF training facility at Kona International Airport within the next five (5) years.

facility features
Facility Features
  • Burn area; rehabilitate & utilize existing burn pit
  • ARFF vehicle maneuvering area; training course
  • Control/command observation tower
  • Command center
  • Fixed mock ups with situations for :
    • Brake & wheel well fires
    • Engine fires
    • Structural fires
  • Multi-purpose building; gymnasium; RUPP® or Sprung® structure; double as disaster shelter
    • Dorms
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Classrooms
  • Open field
  • Fitness pool with deep dive tank
  • Network ready
goals objectives
Goals & Objectives
  • Meet Part 139 requirements.
    • AC5200-31A; rewrite AEP
    • Water rescue plan; boater education component, MOU’s
    • Wildlife hazard management plan; birdstrike database
    • Establish an AEP team
  • Improve formal coordination among Hawaii county’s, state and federal emergency response agencies.
  • Provide opportunities for joint response agency use and education.
  • Develop a business plan for self-sustenance.
    • Fee-based education
    • Maintenance cost-sharing
    • Grants & loan programs
  • Develop training curriculum.
    • Mandatory training
    • Extra curricular training
  • Education
  • Preparedness training
  • Fitness
  • Fellowship
  • Respect & appreciation for each other, the unique traditions of our people and for where we live.
next steps
Next Steps
  • Determine burn pit remediation status.
  • Refine vision, mission & goals.
  • Galvanize Airport Division support for facility.
  • Galvanize response community support for facility.
  • Get preliminary cost estimates.
  • Write a business plan for the facility.