Every year Devon's two Air Ambulances fly more than 1,000 missions. The county has many remote or inaccessible areas where the helicopters come into their own because they can fly straight to the patient, over difficult terrain and by passing traffic.
Our aircraft can reach 50% of Devon within 5 minutes with the remainder of the county within 20 minutes – reassuring should you need essential medical help quickly.
Our specialist HEMS desk (helicopter emergency medical services), working with South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust at the local 999 control room, is responsible for deploying the aircraft to those patients who need an Air Ambulance. The service is funded totally by the Devon community.
The Devon Air Ambulance app aims to help anyone who needs to know their current location by way of a grid reference. For example, if you need help fast, you can use the app's map which shows your location and provides an OSGB (Ordnance Survey Grid Reference) which is more accurate than a standard longitude and latitude reading. What’s more, this location finder still works even if you don’t have a mobile phone signal.
Other features include:
- Fast Access to emergency services
- Built in torch that flashes SOS in morse code
- Latest weather update including colour coded warnings
- Helicopter advice
- Devon Air Ambulance Trust news
- Detailed information relating to Devon Air Ambulance Trust
- Handy advice for donating to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust including via SMS
- Link to download St John Ambulance app
We would like to thank St John Ambulance for allowing us to put details and a link to their fantastic first aid advice app within our app.
For further information on how much it costs to keep this essential life-saving service airborne why not visit www.daat.org and find out how you can make a difference.