Dare Medflight pilot Hill county employee of the month

By on May 15, 2018

Dare Medflight pilot Michael Hill with the Department of Emergency Medical Services is the Dare County Employee of the Month for May 2018.

Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins presented Hill with the award at the May 7, 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Hill began his career with Dare County EMS in June 2012 when he was hired as a pilot for Dare Medflight.

Prior to his career with Dare County, Hill retired with 24 years of service to the U.S. Army, where he flew Boeing AH-64 Apache Combat Helicopters. Hill has 30 years of flight experience and 5,100 hours of flight time.

“Mike is an exemplary employee. The way he carries out his everyday duties, completes his daily assignments and his overall attitude towards his job should earn him employee of the month on a monthly basis,” said a nominating coworker.

It takes a dedicated staff of five pilots to keep Dare Medflight in service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

In April, while Hill was just embarking on a family vacation when he was asked to leave and return to Dare County to keep Dare Medflight in service.

One pilot was out due to illness, another pilot was on vacation out of the country, and a third pilot suddenly became ill and could not fly. Hill readily agreed and returned that night.

If he had not returned, Dare Medflight would have been out of service for residents and visitors for several nights.

“Mike is a dedicated, loyal employee but we would also like to thanks Mike’s wife, Rhonda, for supporting Mike and what he does and for supporting our agency by making that sacrifice and giving up your family vacation to serve others,” remarked Collins during the award demonstration.

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  • Tom Martin

    Congratulations to Mike Hill. (I taught him everything he knows 😄). He was an EastCare pilot for a good number of years. This is a well deserved recognition.

    Tuesday, May 15 @ 10:21 pm
  • Evelyn Howell

    I feel excited and honored to live in KDH where this service is on call when needed! I appreciate Michael Hill’s dedication to this work and his pride in doing a great job. One of these guys recently took a dear friend to Duke – brain tumor. Everyone on OBX is so appreciative!!
    Thank you all ( and especially, thank you Rhonda!)

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 1:36 pm
  • Mike

    Thank you for your service to our Country and to our Community. Well done!

    Thursday, May 17 @ 2:56 pm