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Flight For Life Central App

Free app for iPhone and Android that makes requesting a medical helicopter easier than ever. Whether you need a helicopter at your hospital or scene, Flight For Life Central gives hospitals, EMS and fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and dispatch centers an alternative method of requesting a helicopter.

Free web-based app now available which allows you to request a medical helicopter from your computer. For more information, contact Scott at srinzel@mrmcffl.org.

How it Works

The Helicopter Activation function (prior registration and approval required) instantly alerts Flight For Life of your location and request for a Flight For Life aircraft.

Simply tapping the Send Alert button allows you to send a text message to Flight For Life that includes your GPS coordinates, name, organization, and hospital unit or dispatch center.

Once Flight For Life receives your request for the helicopter via the App, our Flight Communications Specialist will immediately contact your dispatch center/hospital unit to confirm the need for the helicopter and obtain further information, ensuring the incident command system or usual dispatch process remains in place.

  • Helicopter Activation Module
  • Internal FFL Staff Resources
  • Contact Information


Mobile App Training Videos

Frequently Asked Questions View All FAQ

Is the FFL Central App available for download by the general public?

The FFL Central App is made available to the general public via the Google Play Store and Appleā€™s App Store free of charge. Anyone who is interested in utilizing the helicopter activation module must register in advance and be approved prior to first use. Those simply interested in learning more about the program, our educational offerings, or contact information can do so immediately upon downloading the App.

What if I get a new phone? Do I need to do anything regarding the use of the FFL Central

Yes! It is the actual phone that is registered, NOT the person who owns it. So if you get a new phone, you must re-register your new phone. After downloading the FFL Central App on your new device, you will be automatically prompted to re-register when attempting to use the Helicopter Activation module.

What if I am in an area with limited or reduced call phone service, will the App still work?

The Helicopter Activation module uses SMS/TXT Messaging to transmit messages to/from our Flight Communications Center. SMS/TXT Messaging works in areas where traditional voice / data may not.

I work at a number of different hospitals/departments/agencies. When I register to be able to use Helicopter Activation module, which should I use?

Please use your primary hospital/department/agency. When the FFL Central App is used to request the helicopter while working for a secondary hospital/department/agency, you can notify our Flight Communications Center during the activation process.