About STARS air ambulance

Whenever you see a bright red STARS helicopter fly overhead or even land in your community, a team of highly trained emergency care experts are giving hope to someone who is critically ill or injured.

STARS air ambulance is dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured, operating from bases in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Since 1985, STARS has responded to more than 33,000 emergencies, providing the prospect of a second chance to those who may not have had one otherwise.

As a non-profit organization, STARS operates on a shared-funding model where costs are paid through government funding, community fundraising, individual donors and corporate support.

STARS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS), the gold standard worldwide for air ambulance operators. With STARS, those living in rural communities, working in remote areas, travelling on highways or being transported from community hospitals to major medical centres, receive the very best in critical care in helicopters staffed and outfitted as mobile ICUs.