The 4th annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies raised more than $1 million for STARS. Thank you to everyone involved for your generosity and support.

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The 2nd annual Rescue on the Island on Sept. 10 raised more than $200,000. Thank you for your generous support! Details on our microsite:

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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STARS is committed to providing highest level of care available. Here's how we deliver on that commitment.

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Learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Horizons magazine is the best way to stay current on the latest developments at STARS.

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Meet Larry Stevens

Just before midnight on Nov. 21, 2011 Larry Stevens underwent emergency surgery at Foothills Medical Centre. When he awoke, his right leg was gone – amputated below the knee. Although it’s not the outcome he’d hoped for, Larry is grateful to be alive given his predicament the day before. Working on the family farm near Stettler, AB about 45 minutes east of Red Deer, Larry slipped while standing inside an icy silage wagon, breaking and trapping his leg in a mechanized auger.

His coworker called 911.

“I stayed calm and cool while we waited for help, but the pain was incredible,” said Larry, who was initially wedged into the machine so tightly he had difficulty breathing. “I was in the wrong place and I fell in at the perfect time and it sucked me down,” he said. “I was really wedged in there.”

The temperature sank to about -20C as daylight slipped away. “Figuring out to get me out of the auger without doing more damage was the tough part,” said Larry.

Hours later, thanks to teamwork by STARS, emergency responders and a stranger driving by the scene with a picker truck, Larry was hoisted from the machine and flown to Foothills Medical Centre,...
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Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Reviewing missions is more than just dotting I's and crossing T's

When patient lives are on the line, learning from past experience is a critical component of doing things right.  This is why case reviews – a process where every STARS’ mission is...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Reviewing missions is more than just dotting I's and crossing T's

When patient lives are on the line, learning from past experience is a critical component of doing things right.  This is why case reviews – a process where every STARS’ mission is...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Thank you, Manitobans, for your support

On behalf of everyone at STARS air ambulance I want to say thank you. Over the past several months we have been temporarily out of service. During that time, STARS received many kind words of encouragement from Manitobans across the province, including individual members of the public, former...

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In 2013-14, STARS flew 2,732 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 27,000 missions have been carried out.