HONOLULU — Honolulu paramedic Kaipo Hayashida still has a hard time digesting what happened earlier this month.
He was among the earliest of the first responders on scene Jan. 19 when a Hawaii handyman allegedly stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were in burned.
A massive fire destroyed seven homes in Diamond Head. Hayashida told KITV what transpired didn’t hit him until he went home that night.
“‘Cause I went home to my family and then I see my son crawling to me. And then I could feel for the families and everything like that. Just an appreciation that I was able to go home safe,” he said.
Are you suffering from PTSD? These resources may help.