STARS flew more than 1,300 missions in Alberta last year alone. Every call involves patients in critical need of our vital service, facing emergencies where care and transport by STARS crews is their best chance at survival. But we can’t do it without you.
As the world battles COVID-19, the safety of our patients, nurses, paramedics, transport physicians and pilots remains at the forefront of every decision we make. To share our knowledge with other first responders, the STARS education team created an online portal full of information about COVID-19-related topics.
SAVING TIME & LIVES
At STARS we know that saving lives requires saving time. Our team of paramedics, nurses, transport physicians, pilots and helicopters begin providing critical care to our patients from the moment we land on scene until we arrive at hospital.
Every STARS helicopter, education unit and hangar is equipped with the most advanced medical, aviation and training equipment available.
ONE YEAR IN NUMBERS
EMERGENCY REQUESTS HANDLED BY THE STARS EMERGENCY LINK CENTRE
MEDICAL PERSONNEL TRAINED
DAILY AVERAGE MISSIONS
MORE THAN 45,000 MISSIONS SINCE 1985
“IF STARS WASN’T AROUND, I WOULDN’T BE.”
Justeen has lived a full life since she was left stranded for more than five hours inside her crushed vehicle.
One summer night around midnight, Justeen, then a high school student, was driving home on a gravel road when her pickup hit a rough patch and flipped five or six times before landing in a ditch. Her legs were badly injured, and she’d lost her cell phone in the chaos. All she could do was wait and hope help would come soon.
When she was discovered, firefighters rushed her to a nearby hospital where staff quickly requested STARS.
“They saw that my injuries were way past what they could handle,” she said. “Time was of the essence. I had lost a lot of blood.”
These days, Justeen makes time to volunteer at STARS events, and she buys STARS Lottery tickets—her way of helping keep STARS in the sky for the next patient in need.