Trinity Health First Response Ground Ambulance is the area's only fully staffed Advanced Life Support (ALS) team of health professionals. This team is dedicated to providing advanced ALS ambulance service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to residents in Minot and nearly 2,000 square miles of the surrounding service area. In addition, First Response Ground provides direct support to the Minot Fire and Police Departments, Ward Country Sheriff’s Department, and First Responder Groups.
Trinity Health First Response Ground Ambulance completes approximately 11,000 responses per year, which equates to 30 every single day. The current fleet size of service vehicles is inadequate, making it extremely difficult to meet the region's growing demands on emergency services.
As the demand for services and the region’s population grow, an additional ambulance is necessary to provide essential care. A fully equipped 2024 Crestline Type I 4x4 Ambulance will cost $259,077.44.
Thanks to a donor's generous gift, $130,000 in matching funds are available for this new ambulance. This gift will enable Trinity Health Foundation to support First Response Ground Ambulance to meet its need to increase its ambulance fleet with an updated four-wheel drive ambulance. It also means every donation to the Ambulance Match Fund will go twice as far since all gifts will be doubled until we reach the $130,000 match amount.