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Oahu Ham Alerts Occupants to House Fire

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KH6OWL, Apr 12, 2019.

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  1. KH6OWL

    KH6OWL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Zeph MacNaughton, N7WAP, a neighbor and former volunteer forest firefighter, jumped into action after waking up to the smell of smoke.

    “I jumped up, pounded on the door, woke them up and said ‘Get out.’ Then I went outside, grabbed the hose and started hosing their house down, hoping I would stop it, but then it came through,” MacNaughton said. “I just starting hosing our houses down, the roof, the wall, and sat there through the whole fire.”

    He said he stayed there until firefighters arrived shortly thereafter.

    The fire displaced 15 people, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/04/11/fire-breaks-out-waipahu-home-displaces/

    https://www.qrz.com/db/N7WAP

    Thanks to Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, for bringing this story to our attention.

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  2. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    BIG Mahalo to Zeph !

    G3SEA/KH6 :cool:
     
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  3. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    ZEPH, GREAT JOB AND CONGRATS TO YOU AND
    YOUR NABOR WHO WENT INTO ACTION TO HELP
    THESE FOLKS.
    Hats_off[1].gif

    73 - K1LKP


     
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  4. N3PM

    N3PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice work.
    Mike N3PM
     
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  5. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fine Business, Old Man!
     
  6. KI7SBU

    KI7SBU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Way to go great job
     
  7. KG7VTO

    KG7VTO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yet another example of the vital role amateur radio plays when dealing with disasters.
     
  8. WB2JIX

    WB2JIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Did I miss the part that ham radio played in this?
     
    KD8ZXM, K3SZ, KG5CJA and 1 other person like this.
  9. KG5CJA

    KG5CJA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wondered the same thing. No offense meant in any way, but Amateur radio is in no way germane to this story.
     
  10. WB2JIX

    WB2JIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe he was up late, on the radio, and smelled smoke. If he wasn't on the radio, he may have been asleep and missed his chance?
    We'll never know.
    I saved an elderly woman at a restaurant once when she was choking. That's worth an article.
     

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