Emergency Care: Transport
Community Ambulance Service, Inc.Since it was first founded on March 9, 1981, Community Ambulance Service, Inc. (CAS) of Minot has been more than a means of transport for patients. We have served as a critical support system for the many communities we serve, providing a superior level of care when it matters most.
Today CAS operates as the largest Advanced Life Support (ALS) service in northwest North Dakota. As the areas only fully staffed ALS team of professionals, we are dedicated to providing advanced ALS ambulance service 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to the city of Minot and nearly 2,000 square miles to the surrounding region.
CAS provides direct support to the Minot Fire and Police Departments, as well as the Ward County Sheriff's Department and additional First Responder Groups. We respond to nearly 10,000 calls annually, both emergent and no-emergent inter-facility transfers, and provide ALS intercept services to many of the ambulance services in northwestern North Dakota. Our team is proud to provide the best and most advanced care that supports both our fellow professionals and our patients.
The work of the Trinity Heath is supported by NorthStar Criticair, the hospital's critical care helicopter. Established in 1992, NorthStar provides hospital-to-hospital transfers and scene response within a 150-mile radius of Trinity Hospital for adult, pediatric, high-risk neonate and high-risk labor/delivery patients.
NorthStar Criticair is an extension of Trinity’s mission to improve the health of our region. Collaborating with Executive Air Taxi Corp., Trinity’s NorthStar Criticair provides air response and rescue care 24 hours a day every day, with a flight crew, paramedics and other specialists, responding within minutes to deliver definitive care for the patient. Whether on a transport intercept with a rural ambulance, an emergent response in remote locations, or a patient transfer from a rural facility, NorthStar Criticair represents Trinity Health’s commitment to offer its communities and residents the highest levels of healthcare quality and service.
How do you know when to call for our helicopter to transport your patient?
We follow the American College of Surgeon's Committee on Trauma's Clinical Considerations.