Trinity Health’s Community Ambulance Service, Inc (CAS) is the areas 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, 7 days a week to residents in the city of Minot and nearly 2,000 square miles of the surrounding service area.
As you can imagine, this team of staff and response vehicles has been exceptionally busy. Community Ambulance Service, Inc completes approximately 11,000 responses per year which equates to 30 every single day. The current fleet size of service vehicles is inadequate and makes it extremely difficult to meet the growing demands placed on the emergency services in the region. CAS’ fleet includes four primary response vehicles, a 4 x 4 used for inclement weather, and an older ambulance used only for standby events. In addition, CAS serves as a critical support system for the numerous communities they serve and also provides direct support to the Minot Fire and Police Departments, as well as the Ward County Sheriff’s Department and additional First Responder Groups. CAS also provides ALS intercept services to many of the ambulance services in northwestern North Dakota.
As the demand for services and the region’s population continue to grow, an additional ambulance has become necessary in order to provide essential care with up to date medical technology for our communities. A fully equipped 2021 Crestline Type III Ambulance will cost $138,341. The Trinity Health Foundation is hopeful that we will be awarded a $25,000 grant towards the new vehicle, but here’s where we need your help. We still have over $100,000 to raise in order to complete the purchase. We are asking for your assistance in helping to contribute to this much needed emergency response vehicle to ensure continued care for residents throughout the region.