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Meet Jeremy Hofer

Before Jeremy Hofer began his work day atop his colony's new dairy barn, he clipped on his safety harness and scrambled up the tin-covered roof to clear the snow. It was March, 2013 and frost blanketed the metal. Members of the Hodgeville Hutterite colony had been building the barn for months. Jeremy, then 17, remembers spotting a hole in the roof. He remembers his foot sliding down the tin. He remembers his fear of falling. Thankfully, he doesn't remember landing on the cold, hard ground.

"I was trying to step over the opening and slipped and fell straight through," said Jeremy. 

Unfortunately, his harness wasn't measured properly. A coworker called 911 and paramedics were dispatched. Hofer was transported to nearby Herbert, SK where a ground ambulance met STARS.

"I was grateful for the helicopter because it would have been a two-hour drive."

Hofer's injuries included a broken neck, pelvis, elbow, hip and tailbone - the majority of which doctors rebuilt. Not long after leaving hospital, Hofer visited the Regina base to meet his crew. 

"Not many people live through something like that and then get to thank the people who saved their...
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STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

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CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards...

Community leaders trade business suits for flight suits at Rescue on the Island 2016

On September 16, 2016, a group of brave community leaders will trade in their business attire for flight suits, and climb onboard the STARS air ambulance helicopter for a unique mission. Each participant will compete to raise as much money as possible to earn a flight back to...

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

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In 2015-16, STARS flew 3,423 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 33,000 missions have been carried out.