Michael C. Hinsley 2015 Lifetime Achievement EMS Award


Captain Michael C. Hinsley was nominated by Fire Chief, Martin W. McMillan and the Town of Hanover Fire Department.

Captain Michael Hinsley was hired by the Town of Hanover Fire Department in 1987 as a full-time firefighter/EMT, and in 1999 completed his EMT-Paramedic.  In 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Captain currently serves as the Department’s EMS Officer.  

During Captain Hinsley’s time with the Hanover Fire Department, he implemented Paramedic level services, upgraded Hanover Police as First Responders and outfitted each Police cruiser with an AET.  Assisted in developing a public access automated defibrillator program; implemented Town-wide Public Access Automated Defibrillator programs in Hanover and Lyme, NH; worked with Dartmouth College staff to develop Public Access Automated Defibrillator programs for Dartmouth College campus, and worked with Dartmouth College to acquire Dartmouth Safety Boat.  

From 1986 to present Captain Hinsley is the Lyme FAST Squad Volunteer EMT/EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic.  In 2001 he was the Lyme Volunteer Fire Chief.  

In 2013 Captain Hinsley received the Town of Lyme “Citizen of the Year Award”.

From 2006 to present Captain Hinsley is the Lead Chaperone for the Lyme 8gth Grade Annual Washington DC Trip. 

Captain Hinsley recently played an integral part in the rescue and resuscitation of an East Thetford, VT resident who was trapped in her burning home.  The resident sustained severe smoke inhalation and was not breathing when she was rescued.  With the help of others, Captain Hinsley successfully resuscitated her and she was then transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and later flown to a Massachusetts based hospital for further treatment. 

Captain Hinsley has dedicated his entire life to helping others in a quiet way, always working in the background and not looking for recognition.  He is involved in his community at many levels and loved by many.

It is with great pleasure that the NH Police, Fire & EMS Foundation presents Captain Michael Hinsley with a Lifetime EMS/Medical Achievement Award!