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.
NorthStar Criticair Rotary
and Fixed Wing ServiceThe 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 to patients.
Trinity Health also offers a regional fixed wing emergency transport service out of Williston as an extension of its Minot-based NorthStar Criticair helicopter and airplane services. NorthStar Criticair Fixed Wing Williston is available 24/7 to provide medical transport for patients from Williston and surrounding communities. Each NorthStar Fixed Wing Williston mission is staffed by a dedicated flight crew consisting of a pilot, paramedic, and critical care nurse, all of whom are on call 24/7. The aircraft is equipped to fly pediatric and adult missions, including high-risk labor/delivery patients. We fly to any receiving facility.
As with its Minot-based rotor and fixed wing services, Trinity Health is collaborating with Executive Air Taxi Corp. to provide aircraft, pilots, and maintenance expertise for its Williston service. The aircraft, a King Air 90, is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to ensure that clinical teams can provide exceptional care for patients. In addition, the cabin is large enough to accommodate a patient’s family member, if appropriate, for the situation.