[CALGARY, AB] – Nufarm Canada is pleased to announce a $30,000 commitment to STARS air ambulance over three years to support their fleet renewal campaign across Western Canada.
STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) is replacing their aging aircraft with a fleet of new, medically equipped Airbus H145 helicopters that cost $13 million each. These helicopters will help STARS carry out their services to rural communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and parts of British Columbia. STARS hopes the new fleet will be implemented at all six of its bases later this year.
Supporting STARS in their fleet renewal campaign was a natural fit for Nufarm Canada. “The safety of our people, our products, our customers and the community is definitely a priority for us,” said Boyd Bergstrom, Country Lead for Canada at Nufarm. “Our safety culture is something we focus on every day with our staff, for our business partners, and for the areas in which we operate. Many of our customers are in rural agricultural communities across Western Canada, and we are proud to support STARS in their efforts to better service these regions.”
Farmers in Western Canada are often hours away from a medical centre prepared to accommodate patients with severe trauma. STARS was founded on the idea that those living in rural communities, working in remote areas, travelling across Canada, or being transported from community medical clinics to major medical centres should have access to the best critical care.
“We see the appreciation from many of our customers towards our commitment to safety,” added Bergstrom. “Nufarm is proud to support a world class organization dedicated to responding quickly to trauma situations and transporting critically ill patients by air.”
“The agriculture community across Western Canada continues to show their generosity and support for STARS air ambulance,” said Andrea Robertson, President and CEO of STARS. “We are thankful for Nufarm’s contribution towards our fleet renewal campaign because it will help ensure each person who requires emergency medical care has access to it when they need it most.”
Holly Nicoll, Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Head of Marketing, Canada
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About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios of crop protection solutions in Canada, supported by a talented team of hands-on specialists. Our lineup of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators are designed specifically for Canadian growing conditions in field crops, horticulture and turf. We are the proud Canadian subsidiary of Australian-based Nufarm Limited – a leading crop protection manufacturer, supplier and marketer. Want to know more? Ask a Nufarmer at 1.800.868.5444, visit nufarm.ca and follow us on Twitter @NufarmCA.
Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at STARS.CA.