LifeFlight Eagle is used for life threatening situations when rapid transport to a specialty center is necessary. Oftentimes, these are called time-critical diagnoses, and may include trauma, burns, strokes, heart attacks, sepsis, respiratory distress, uncontrolled bleeding and other life-threatening conditions. Only a physician or other medical professional can determine whether rapid critical-care transport is necessary. Your local medical community already has protocols established to activate LifeFlight Eagle when it is needed for seriously ill or critically injured patients. You should always call 911 or go directly to your local hospital for initial treatment. Let them know you are a LifeFlight Eagle member so that they can consider calling us if a critical-care transport is needed.