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“We have what is called a Mobile Education Unit that travels throughout
the province,” said Johnston. “It’s like a simulation training centre that we
can take to those rural health care facilities and we can help them practice
their skills and provide techniques in terms of how to deal with trauma and
care for critically ill and injured patients.”
Culture of giving
Slobodian says all the donations made to STARS by Redhead Equipment
and its owners over the years are something that everybody who works
there can take pride in.
“It’s not like we’re curing diseases here. We sell trucks and trailers. We
sell agricultural equipment. We sell construction equipment. And doing
this allows our organization to do some wonderful things like this. It makes
you feel great,” he said.
Slobodian maintains the culture of giving is firmly entrenched in the
Redhead Equipment workforce.
“There’s always stuff going on all the time, food drives and blood donations
and different events,” he said.
Redhead Equipment also donated $1 million to the Children’s Hospital
Foundation of Saskatchewan in 2012, and Slobodian says there are many
other causes that Gary and Laura Redhead support as well.
“They’re extremely generous and they support all kind of causes. There
are lots of things they do that no one ever hears about it,” he said. “For
them, it’s a way of saying thank you for the success that they’ve experienced
in their lives. They’re just genuinely appreciative for everything that
The back of each STARS helicopter is like an ICU area, allowing
the crew to begin care on patients immediately during transport
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