STARS receives $150,000 grant through the Alberta Lottery Fund

Edmonton, AB - - STARS accepted a $150,000 grant under the Alberta Community Initiatives Program funded by the Alberta Lottery Fund last week at the STARS Edmonton base.

  • Nov. 25, 2008 4:00 p.m.

Edmonton, AB – – STARS accepted a $150,000 grant under the Alberta Community Initiatives Program funded by the Alberta Lottery Fund last week at the STARS Edmonton base.

Under the grant application, a portion of the funds are directed towards pilot training on the new STARS advanced technology aircraft called the AW139 anticipated to be mission ready next year. The remaining funds have been directed toward the development of THE STARS CENTRE classroom facilities in the Edmonton base. The Centre provides critical care training for providers and partners in the emergency services community including physicians, paramedics and nurses in addition to STARS crew.

STARS (Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing airborne intensive care to critically ill and injured patients. Patient care and transport, emergency medical communications, education and research, and fundraising and community partnerships are the pillars of the STARS program. Since it began in 1985, STARS has flown more than 17,200 missions. For more information please visit STARS at www.stars.ca

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