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NorthStar in the Community

What else is NorthStar doing in the communities it serves? Here's a partial list:

(Contact information is in parenthesis. Where the contact is NorthStar, local NorthStar Bases should be contacted - see the list at the bottom of this page)

  • House Calls - Regular visits to homebound individuals to check up on them, monitor chronic diseases and do a safety check in the home  (Mike Senecal, NorthStar Operations Manager 779-2400) Click Here for a Brochure
  • "Settle 'em In" Program - As available, NorthStar crews will meet discharged patients at home to help families get the patient "settled" into home. 
  • Operation Santa Claus - delivering Christmas presents in the Farmington area on behalf of Western Maine Community Action (WMCA 645-3764)
  • Bike Medic Team - Medical assitance for festivals, crowd areas where an ambulance might not be able to go (like Rangeley's 4th of July event) (Carl Blondell, NorthStar Bike Team Coordinator 592-1328)
  • Bike Rodeos, Helmet Fittings, Bike Safety presentations - for schools, associations, meetings, youth organizations (Carl Blondell, NorthStar Bike Team Coordinator 592-1328)
  • Car Seat Program - Fittings/Installations (and discounted purchases for qualified applicants) - Certified car seat technicians help make sure your child/grandchild is safe (Peter Wade, NorthStar, 779-2402)
  • Lifeline - installation and servicing for this national "personal alert button" program (see complete details at www.fchn.org/northstar/lifeline) (Sherry Given, NorthStar Lifeline Coordinator 491-5444)
  • Fire Fighter Rehab - an on-site service to our firefighters during fires - helping them help others
  • Firefighter Training - on ambulance equipment, cold weather skills, and interaction at traffic and fire scenes
  • Fire Standby - on site presence at fires "just in case" supporting local town Fire Departments
  • Mock OUI Crash Scene - powerful re-enactment and presentation at high schools in the area.  Rangeley, Mt. Abram and Jay HS were recent examples
  • Winter Special Olympics at Sugarloaf (January) - Assist in several aspects of this great event
  • Athletic Events - Free standby at local school athletic events
  • Athletic Events (pro) - Offer an EMT (at a charge) for athletic events and tournaments requiring EMT presence
  • Blood Drives - with the Red Cross, helping to organize, advertise and run local blood drives
  • Ride Alongs - Introducing individuals and interested parties into the EMS environoment (requires advance notice and some paperwork)
  • School Events - standby services at graduation, athletic events, other large events, health and safety presentations, Career Day presentations
  • Presentations - on heart attack, stroke prevention, winter safety, fall prevention, first aid awareness - to scouts, organizations, groups, clubs
  • Heart and Stroke Prevention presentations - to your group, association, living center
  • Blood Pressure Clinics - individual or group testing for hypertension
  • Club Presentations - safety and weather specific issues to Snowmobile, ATV and other clubs and organizations
  • Festivals, Parades - NorthStar is always interested in having an ambulance in town or event parades and festivals. Such as Wilton Blueberry Festival, Phillips Old Home Days, Stratton Family Day 
  • Fairs - Franklin County (Farmington), New Portland for example - First Aid booth, blood pressure screening, various event coverage throughout
  • CPR Classes - subject to availability of instructors 
  • First Aid Classes - for your non-profit group or school
  • Ambulance Tours - with safety presentations.  Demonstrations for all ages but especially for pre-school and elementary children
  • Lift Assist - aiding in lifting/moving our heavier or disabled residents
  • Assist Residents on Oxygen - in times of power failure or other emergencies
  • Blood Alcohol Draws - for local and state police agencies as needed
  • Minor Wound Care - a bandaid here, a bandaid there
  • Assisting in FMH ER and Med Surg floors - doing what we can and pitching in when these areas are overwhelmed
  • DNA Kits - a keep-at-home record of your child/grandchild (or anyone elses) personal information and a DNA sample
  • Emergency Medical Record Card - this yellow wallet sized card can help keep track of medications, allergies, doctor's telephone number and other medical information needed in an emergency
  • AEDs - coordinate locations and training for schools and civic organizations
  • Regular Community Interaction - at restaurants, town meetings, and local gatherings

NorthStar Headquarters - 779-2770
NorthStar Phillips - 639-3830 (Madrid, Phillips, Avon, Strong, Salem areas)
NorthStar Rangeley - 864-0938 (Rangeley area and north and west)
NorthStar Sugarloaf - 235-2228 (Kingfield, New Portland, Carrabassett Valley and north)
NorthStar Farmington - 779-2402 (Farmington and surrounding towns)
NorthStar Livermore - 897-3611 (Livermore, Livermore Falls, Jay areas)

111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938 - (207)-778-6031