A Honolulu firefighter was injured during a rescue operation at Diamond Head Friday morning. It happened at around 0950 hours near the top of the trail at Diamond Head State Monument. HFD Firefighters were loading a patient, who suffered a medical emergency, into a helicopter rescue basket. As the basket was being lifted by HFD’s Air 1 helicopter, it hit a utility pole, causing the firefighter inside to fall approximately 30 feet to the ground. The patient remained in the basket and was transported to a landing zone without injury. Personnel rushed to the firefighter’s side and tended to his injuries until Air 1 returned and flew him to a landing zone. He was treated and taken to the hospital. Officials say he was alert and in stable condition.