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Carlos Hill, right, receives his 1000th flight wings from Air Evac Lifeteam Program Director Larry Thies. Submitted Photo.

Effingham Paramedic Completes 1,000th Flight

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

A South Central Illinois resident recently achieved a milestone in his career.  Carlos Hill recently completed his 1,000th flight as a flight paramedic for the Air Evac Lifeteam.  Hill has worked for the company for more than nine years.  

Hill has more than 35 years of EMS experience, and was semi-retired when a friend called him to apply for an open position at the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Effingham. That was in 2003, and Hill still enjoys being a flight paramedic.  

Hill and his wife Sandi enjoy spending time with their Pomeranian, Scooter.  She is a critical care manager at Memorial Hospital in Belleville and plans to retire in 2013.  He is also a collector of John Deere toys and has a 'John Deere' room at their home.

Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. For more information about Air Evac Lifeteam services, call 1-800-793-0010, or visit www.lifeteam.net.

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