Paramedics wanted: County seeing uptick in calls for emergency medical services

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left to back, Emergency Medical Technicians Leina'ala Kekai, Kawika Roman, Branden Pascual and Paramedic Chad Kawazoe pose for a portrait in an ambulance at the Central Fire Station in Hilo on Wednesday.

Hawaii County Fire Department is searching for paramedics to fill the spots of those who have been promoted, retired or transferred to other positions within the department.