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CareFlight Ground Transportation

In addition to four helicopters, CareFlight includes six mobile intensive care units (MICUs) for ground transport. The MICUs are fully-equipped intensive care units that are in service 24 hours a day. The MICUs cover a 75-mile radius from Shaw Emergency and Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital.

The MICUs have a gross weight rating of just over 25,000 lbs., and the 6.7 liter PX-7 Cummings engine delivers 280 horsepower. Each vehicle is equipped with industry standard items such as interior and exterior LED lighting; primary and secondary sirens; and a new exhaust filtering system. One additional feature is the Onan/Cummings generator, which provides all the necessary power to onboard equipment, with a fraction of the noise.

The fleet of MICUs has been updated to a Kenworth medium duty T-270 chassis and has been equipped with upgraded safety features including:

  • Air bags in the patient action area
  • Light emitting diode (LED) lights mounted in the crew compartment, indicating turns and braking being made by the driver
  • Tracking devices for the Communications Center (as well as tracking in the secondary med-trans radio)
  • Tire pressure gauges to monitor low pressure, therefore eliminating potential flat tires

MICUs are based at Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Miami Valley Hospital North , and Jamestown Emergency Center.

Content Updated: July 19, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Emergency & Trauma Services.
Emergency and Trauma at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Emergency Center at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Emergency Center in Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Rd. Jamestown, OH  45335
Emergency Center in Miamisburg
300 Austin West Blvd. Miamisburg, OH  45342
Emergency Department at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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