Trinity Health will celebrate the lifesaving work of its ground and air ambulance crews at separate picnic events in Minot and Williston in June. Both events are free and open to the public.
“Cookout with the Crew” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 12 in Williston and June 13 in Minot. The Williston event will be held in the parking lot of Trinity Community Clinic – Western Dakota. The Minot event will take place in the parking lot of Town & Country Center.
Both events will feature picnic-style fare, consisting of a brat or hotdog, chips, and a cookie. It also will give members of both communities a chance to meet the crews of NorthStar Criticair helicopter and fixed wing services. Additionally, Minot residents will have a chance to greet Community Ambulance Service paramedics.
“These crews are the critical providers on the front lines of emergency medicine,” said Amy Thomas, nurse manager of NorthStar’s helicopter and fixed wing services. “Not only do they save lives in countless situations, from cardiac arrest to trauma – they’re the reassuring presence that offers care and support to families facing scary and distressful times.”
Now in its 27th year, NorthStar Criticair continues to provide critical care response and rescue for all of northwestern North Dakota and eastern Montana through its Minot-based rotor wing service and Minot- and Williston-based fixed wing services.
Community Ambulance Service of Minot is the region’s largest Advanced Life Support service, responding to nearly 10,000 calls annually from a 2,000-square-miles area.
“I hope the public will come out to help us recognize the lifesaving work of these crews and the important work they do in our communities,” Thomas added.