Life can change without a moment’s notice – from a workplace injury, a heart attack, a drowning, a spinal cord injury or a car crash. For patients who are critically ill and injured, every minute saved before treatment can increase their chances of survival and improve their prospects for recovery. STARS is more than just a helicopter. It is a comprehensive and responsive emergency medical system made up of several components. Our flight crews, air medical crews, and communications specialists work in concert to ensure that our patients receive the best care available in the shortest period of time possible. Having STARS in the air ensures patients have access to the specialized medical care they need, even if they are far away from a critical care centre.