2022 1st Quarter: STATS + STORIES

Laupahoehoe Police Station called VASH about a bicycler who broke her arm after crashing into a rock. She and her biking group were coming from camping in Waipio Valley. She was taken to Hilo Medical and VASH… Read More »

2021 4th Quarter: STATS + STORIES

A visitor contacted VASH and explained she came to Hawaii to stay with a man she had known for 24 years. He was renting a room at a home in Honoka’a. He became intoxicated and abusive towards her.… Read More »

2021 3rd Quarter: STATS + STORIES

VASH received a referral from North Hawaii Community Hospital regarding a visitor who was on a snorkel tour in A Bay and was found unresponsive. The visitor was transported by ambulance from the bay to the hospital.… Read More »

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Hawaii Island experiences more kinds of disaster and weather than any other county in the United States. We are a big island with limited resources. Due to a limited number of emergency responders, everyone needs to… Read More »

2021 2nd Quarter: STATS + STORIES

VASH received a call from the airport regarding an incoming flight with a deceased passenger. The passenger had a heart attack halfway over the Pacific Ocean. VASH assisted by providing emotional support… Read More »

2021 1st Quarter: STATS + STORIES

VASH assisted a group of visitors from Washington State who lost a backpack while exploring Laupahoehoe Point. The bag was left on the ground with some friends while another group of friends went to the shoreline. … Read More »

2020 4th Quarter: STATS + STORIES

Pahoa Police contacted VASH regarding a visitor from California whose purse was stolen while was swimming with a friend in lower Puna. The visitor came to the island for two weeks for a work exchange program… Read More »

2020 3rd Quarter: STATS + STORIES

VASH spoke with the husband of a woman who had committed suicide. VASH offered him assistance with his questions regarding quarantine for incoming visitors who will be attending her funeral.
Officer Kension called VASH … Read More »

2020 2nd Quarter: STATS + STORIES

A visitor from California was hospitalized with pneumonia. There was initial concern that he was not going to survive, however, his condition gradually improved. His wife is a breast cancer patient… Read More »

2020 1st Quarter: STATS + STORIES

A couple from Canada befriended a man at Kehena Beach who, invited them into his home in Nanawale Estates. The man proceeded to rob them of $200, a camera and a cell phone. VASH provided outreach and information… Read More »