Southern Trinity Area Rescue decorative blue waves
WeCare logo


Southern Trinity Area Rescue (STAR) is a volunteer division of Southern Trinity Health Services. We are actively seeking volunteers for our program currently. If you are interested, please send an email to our EMS Manager The history of STAR goes back to the foundation of the organization. STAR is staffed 365 days a year with a dedicated group of caring community minded individuals. STAR ambulance and emergency personnel cover the southern third of Trinity County and far eastern portion of Humboldt County encompassing over 1250 sq. miles.

The area is covered by two ambulances one located in Ruth, and one located in Mad River and is staffed by EMT-I and Paramedic level emergency personnel. In addition to their emergency certification, each responder receives additional training in extrication, water rescue, emergency vehicle operator (EVO course) and helicopter safety. STAR is sanctioned by Norcal Emergency Medical Services and the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Please note the new fee schedule for 2024

DBA, Southern Trinity Area Rescue

Tax ID: 942507342

  • Charge/Fee ScheduleHCPCS2024 Fee
  • EKG/ECG Monitor S Trinity93005$146.00
  • Extricate/Rough Terrain S TrinA0382$250.00
  • Oxygen and Supplies S TrinityA0422$100.00
  • Extra Ambulance Attendant STA0424$150.00
  • Ground Transport MilesA0425$40.00
  • ALS Non Emergency S TrinityA0426$2,200.00
  • ALS1 Southern TrinityA0427$2,400.00
  • BLS1 Southern TrinityA0428$1,700.00
  • BLSE1 Southern TrinityA0429$1,900.00
  • ALS2 Southern TrinityA0433$2,600.00
  • Night Fee 7pm-7am S TrinityA0800$150.00
  • Assessment at Scene / AMA treat and releaseA0998$485.00
  • CPR Southern TrinityA0999$100.00
  • Stand By / Wait Time per hour S TrinityA0999$200.00
  • Cash Pay Discounts: 20% If paid in FULL
  • Download as PDF

Questions, concerns or needs can be directed to our EMS Manager.

To our delight, STAR now has two full-time EMTs for weekend coverage, thanks to the donations from Measure Z and the Ruth Lake Community Services District. This is the second year that Measure Z of Humboldt County has contributed this vitals funds to STAR. Without these funds, STAR would rely solely on the volunteers of this community.

Donate to STAR to support this vital emergency service that our rural communities rely upon. Your donation will help WeCare's STAR program continue providing emergency medical transport services to our rural communities
Make a donation to STAR