Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

Captain Mike Stream

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington.

The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a dog.

In addition to these rescues, the team “transported pallets of water and meals ready to eat to isolated personnel.” Overall, the team searched “1,600 square miles” for victims, according to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

MCCC said Stream was “expertly prepared for this deployment.” He “went through extensive quarterly training to prepare to handle emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes and accidents that require helicopters to assist in rescues.”

At the 45th Annual Public Safety Awards, Stream won an Honorable Mention of Valor for his efforts.

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Deirdre Byrne

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