"You're having to wear suits that are specially designed to deal with that and you're working around pieces of equipment that have been involved with an incident or an accident that may have jagged metal."
This is just a practice airlift, but it's not an uncommon emergency on July 4 according to Lt. Jerry Brewer.
"Last year we had a boy who had drank so much that he coded twice on the way to the hospital," Brewer said.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wants citizens to take part in its new Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts emergency responders to an individual's vital medical information to speed up help during emergencies.
As the 10th anniversary approaches, St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington took time to pay tribute to the folks who risk their lives to keep us safe. The special recognition mass honored and remembered local law enforcement and members of the military.