CareFlight Air and Mobile Transport

When patients are experiencing trauma, heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening conditions, speed of care can make all the difference. CareFlight is a medical air and ground transport service that provides rapid access to critical care for severely-injured or ill patients. The most critically-injured or ill patients are transported to Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center, the most experienced one in the region, for a wide range of specialty emergency care.

CareFlight Air Transportation

CareFlight’s four helicopters are available 24 hours a day and are typically airborne only minutes after a call is received. Each helicopter is equipped to safely carry the pilot, two nurses and two patients at up to 180 miles per hour, making them the fastest in the Greater Dayton region. CareFlight’s helicopters are based at four locations – Miami Valley Hospital, Lebanon-Warren County AirportUrbana-Grimes Airport, and Darke County Airport. Learn more.

CareFlight Mobile

In addition to four helicopters, CareFlight Air and Mobile has five ambulances outfitted as mobile intensive care units (MICUs), that are used for ground transportation of critically-ill patients. The MICUs are fully-equipped intensive care units that are in service around the clock. The MICUs are able to serve patients in a 75-mile radius from Shaw Emergency and Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital. The units are based at Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital North, Miami Valley Hospital South, and Jamestown Emergency Department. Learn more.

CareFlight App

Now first responders at the scenes of emergencies can electronically request a helicopter for patient transport and track the flight to the scene in real time with CareFlight's new app. The app allows dispatchers and personnel from fire, Emergency Medical Services, and law enforcement agencies can communicate through a secure chat function with the CareFlight communications specialist to expedite deployment of the flight.

The app helps lessen the need for ongoing radio traffic and/or telephone calls to request a helicopter or check on its location. The device sends a GPS location of the emergency/accident directly to the CareFlight Communications Center, allowing the requester to track the helicopter's flight.

For more information, contact:

Brian Bates
CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Outreach Manager
(937) 208-4399(937) 208-4399

CareFlight Education and Outreach

CareFlight offers in-depth, full-spectrum training, continuing education, and opportunities to ride along on one of their aircraft or Mobile Intensive Care Units. Learn more.

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