Steve Blocker, base pilot supervisor for the Troup County Air Evac Lifeteam base, was recently honored as the company’s Region 3 Base Pilot Supervisor of the Year.
Region 3 consists of bases in Alabama, Georgia and parts of Tennessee. The award is presented to base pilot supervisors who lead by example, exhibit excellent communication skills, promote a safety culture, mentor pilots with lesser experience and build team unity, officials said.
Lynn Winter, regional director of flight operations, said Blocker is well respected by his colleagues.
“Steve leads the base safety meetings and, more importantly, takes each crew member’s safety concerns seriously,” Winter said. “He acknowledges the value and importance of speaking up about a safety related issue, no matter how seemingly trivial or large, and he provides feedback on the course of action for the concerns that have been raised. In doing this, he has empowered all employees to be in charge of the safety culture and environment at the Troup County base.”
Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to definitive health care for those who live in medically under-served areas. Flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to the scene of an emergency, or provide transportation between medical facilities.
Air Evac Lifeteam currently operates 115 bases in 15 states. More information is available online at www.lifeteam.net, or by liking Air Evac Lifeteam on Facebook.