Emergency Care: Transport

  • ETC Community Ambulance Service, Inc.

    Community Ambulance Service, Inc. was founded on March 9, 1981, and has grown from a Basic Life Support (BLS) service in 1981, to a fully Advanced Life Support (ALS) service in 1991. Responding to over 7000 calls annually, Community Ambulance Service, Inc. serves as the primary ALS ambulance service to the city of Minot and nearly 2000 square miles surrounding Minot.

    Contact Information:

    911 Emergency

    (701) 852-2222 Emergent & Non-Emergent (24hr)

  • NorthStar CriticAir

    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.

    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, which are as follows:


When to Contact Us For Trauma

  • Unrestrained passengers in moderate or high speed head-on, T-bone, rear-end, or rollover collisions.
  • Death of occupant in same vehicle as patient.
  • Extrications exceeding 20 minutes.
  • Unresponsive patients.
  • Pedestrian versus vehicle greater than 10 miles per hour.
  • Motorcycle rider thrown from motorcycle traveling greater than 20 miles per hour.
  • Falls from a height greater than 15 feet.
  • Active penetrating injuries to the head, neck, or torso.
  • Trauma score of 10 or less.
  • Glasgow Coma Score of 8 or less.
  • Systolic blood pressure of 90 mmHg or less after initial resuscitation.
  • Heart rate less than 60 beats per minute or greater than 120 beats per minute after initial resuscitation.
  • Electrical or chemical burns after decontamination.
  • Major burns.
  • Burns involving the respiratory system.

When to Contact Us for Medical Care

  • Cardiac patients requiring emergent intervention.
  • Any intubated patient.
  • Any ICU to ICU transfer where ground transfer time exceeds 30 minutes.
  • Arterial blood gases with pH of 7.20 or less or greater than 7.50.
  • Systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg or greater than 200 mmHg requiring vasoactive medications.
  • Known or suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Patient less than 48 hours status post cardiac arrest requiring transfer to another facility.
  • Cardiothoraciac, vascular, or neurosurgical intervention.

When to Contact Us for Pediatric Care

  • Acute organ failure requiring aggressive resuscitation.
  • Meningitis, hypothermia, status epilepitus, status asthmaticus, or drowning/near drowning.
  • Unstable vital signs such as: Respiratory rate less than 10 breaths per minute or greater than 60 breaths per minute.
  • Heart rate less than 90 beats per minute or greater than 150 beats per minute.
  • Low Systolic blood pressure
    • less than 65 mmHg in the infant from 0 - 1 year of age
    • less than 70 mmHg in the infant that is 1 - 5 years of age
    • less than 80 mmHg in the 5 – 12 year old.

Emergency: Dial 911

Direct & Dispatch:
(701) 857-3000 | 1-800-203-1596

Program Coordinator:
Tamera Harvey
Email Tamera
(701) 857-2899