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Flight For Life releases mobile app

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Flight For Life Transport System helicopter.

McHENRY – The Flight For Life Transport System has announced the release of Flight For Life Central, a free mobile app that allows hospitals, EMS and fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and dispatch centers another way to request a medical helicopter by using their smartphone.

With the touch of a button on any iPhone or Android phone, a FFL helicopter can be instantly launched to a requesting hospital or scene, shaving minutes off the time in which ill and injured patients are transported to hospitals that can provide them the best chance for survival and recovery.

“Flight For Life has always been dedicated to linking those with injury and illness to the resources that provide the optimum in medical care as safely, quickly, and efficiently as possible,” said Jim Singer, transport system director. “Flight For Life Central enhances that goal.”

Though the Helicopter Activation feature of the app requires prior registration/approval by FFL, there are many other features that anyone can use even if you’re outside of FFL’s service area. Flight For Life Central contains the most current version of FFL’s education cards, including landing zone setup and safety, pediatric trauma, and when to call a medical helicopter. Users of the app can also access the Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and website. Flight For Life Central also makes contacting FFL even easier with direct-dial buttons to FFL’s Communications Center and public relations and outreach staff.

For more information about Flight For Life Central or to download the free app, visit www.flightforlife.org. FFL Central also is available at the Google Play and Apple iTunes Stores at no cost.

The Flight For Life Transport System is headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., with bases in Waukesha and Fond du Lac, Wis., and McHenry. The organization has transported critically ill and injured patients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois since 1984.


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