HIRSC Team announces the West Hawaii Scanner Feed is now back online and also would like to remind all listeners of the broadcaster's notes/rules and policy related to the scanner feed. The team begins to discuss the future of the scanner feed in 2021.
HIRSC - Administration and Moderating Team
The HIRSC - Hawaii Island and Moderating/Administration Team announces that the West Hawaii Scanner Feed has been restored and back online as of 12:01 am Saturday morning (January 2nd).
All repairs and updates were completed late Friday night (January 1st) by our HIRSC Administrator/Founder and Moderators from Hawaii Island and we would like to thank them for their hard work behind the scenes and getting it back as quickly as possible (even with the holidays we encountered). Also a huge special thank you to our moderator in Grand Junction, Colorado for assisting us and getting the much-needed equipment to the island in a timely manner.
Just as a note to everyone once again, the HIRSC Team does not get compensated in any way for broadcasting the scanner feed in West Hawaii and this is solely a volunteer operation/community service we provide to everyone. All equipment purchased for the feed is solely purchased out of pocket by our team members.
The future of the West Hawaii Scanner Feed going into 2021 is currently under discussion at this time by the HIRSC Administration and Moderating Team and will provide an update to everyone on the future of the feed in the coming months.
The HIRSC Team would once again like to remind all of our followers and listeners to not share play-by-play of major events/incidents including police sensitive incidents heard over the air via our scanners.
While our team does understand it’s important to get the message out right away through social media or other platforms, however, we ask everyone to please be sensitive and respectful to the victims involved at the scene.
We have received numerous messages from victim’s families in the past month asking for everyone (including our followers and listeners) to be sensitive to the situation at hand and not disclose such detailed information of things happening at the scene of a major or critical incident. So we kindly ask for everyone's cooperation in this matter.
Here's a brief overview of the Broadcaster's Note from our scanner feed main page:
All Police Tactical, Car-to-Car, SWAT, and Detective Talkgroups/Channels have been locked out in accordance/compliance with Broadcastify Terms of Service (TOS). None of these channels will be unlocked under any circumstances.
During events of police situations (such as manhunts, hostage, a missing person, and other police sensitive situations): DO NOT tweet or post police movements during that period to protect the first responders at the scene or responding to the scene. Should a discovery of such posts or tweets on any social media platform be found, we reserve the right to take our feed or take the channel offline, to help protect our first responders and potential victims at the scene as well. We will bring the feed online again once the situation is declared over.
Information (such as person's name, license #, license plates) disclosed during any police and fire incidents are also considered sensitive and ask the public not to tweet or post such information on any platform of social media. Should a discovery of such posts or tweets on any social media platform is found, we reserve the right to take our feed or the channel offline.
*This rule also applies to juveniles (children under the age of 18).*
During events of serious, critical, or fatal incidents (including vehicle accidents, rescues, medical, and public incidents): Please DO NOT tweet or post moment by moment events happening at the scene or information related to that incident (including graphic details) on any platform of social media and ask everyone to be sensitive to the situation that is ongoing and to the potential victims at the scene. This will ensure the affected families are properly notified of the incident by authorities. Should a discovery of such posts or tweets on any social media platform is found, we reserve the right to take our feed offline or lockout that channel, this will help protect the potential victims at the scene and again ensure proper notification is made. We will bring the feed or channel online again once the situation is declared over.
We would like to thank everyone for not only their patience and understanding during this prolonged outage but also continued support to all HIRSC Media Platforms, we couldn't do this without you folks.