Supporting STARS' Life-Saving Mission
Keeping our people safe is a top priority in everything we do, but knowing emergency medical services are a call away if needed provides tremendous peace of mind.
We have been a proud supporter of STARS Air Ambulance since 1989, providing more than $3 million in funding. On October 11, Kirk Johnson, president, ConocoPhillips Canada, travelled to Fort St. John, BC to present STARS with a cheque for $180,000, to help STARS continue to provide safe, rapid, specialized emergency medical transport for the critically ill and injured throughout western Canada.
“Our support for STARS aligns with our SPIRIT values, particularly safety and people,” says Johnson. “Across our operations, we are working to deeply embed a culture of safety, one guided by our long-standing principle that our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take time to do it safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. As a company, we will not be satisfied until we have zero injuries, occupational illnesses or serious incidents in our work.”
In the meantime, accidents can happen, and when they do, we count on STARS to be there. Having STARS close by not only benefits us, it also benefits each man, woman and child living in the surrounding communities – whether that’s Fort St. John or Fort McMurray.
Nearly 30 years after our first contribution to STARS, we remain proud to help keep them in the sky.