devon air ambulance

Join the Devon Air Amble Across Devon - from your doorstep!

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating 30 years of service this year, and supporters are signing up to undertake a ‘virtual’ tour of beautiful Devon to uncover a little of the charity's history – and future - through storytelling milestones.

Between 1 August and 30 September 2022, supporters are undertaking the ‘Devon Air Amble’ simply by adding their normal daily steps to a route-...

Devon Air Ambulance provides new defibrillator to St James CofE Primary and Nursery School  

Last year, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) crews attended 333 patients who were suffering a cardiac arrest. This year the charity has so far attended 142 more people whose heart stopped beating. This is the most common reason for their emergency medical team to be called to help.

Earlier this year, the charity launched their ‘Help with all your Heart’ campaign to raise awareness about...

Devon Air Ambulance specialist paramedics donate free time to saving lives 

Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) dispatchers can now draw upon support of Devon Air Ambulance’s Volunteer Responder Scheme

Devon Air Ambulance Advanced Paramedics in Critical Care not only dedicate their work to bringing advanced care to patients in time-critical situations, but they are now donating their own free time to the cause too.

The Devon Air Ambulance Volunteer...

First community landing site in Torquay now operational 

A partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council has established a new ‘community landing site’ at Steps Cross Park in Watcombe, Torquay.

The site at Steps Cross Park is now operational following the recent installation of floodlighting which is remotely activated using mobile phone technology prior to Devon Air Ambulance arriving by helicopter at night. Once the...

Local holiday park’s fundraising is a flying success for Devon Air Ambulance

For the last two years, Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park in Paignton has been supporting Devon Air Ambulance as the park’s nominated charity.

Despite covid measures and restrictions on fundraising events, the popular family holiday park has raised more than £14,000 for the much-needed local charity, which responded to 1,900 incidents across the region last year.

Fundraising at...

Devon Air Ambulance launch two new Volunteer roles

Our local air ambulance charity has always benefitted greatly from the support of many volunteers and has over 700 fantastic helpers located across the county, every one of them an integral part of the life-saving service.

Devon Air Ambulance volunteers give their time and expertise helping with many things, from looking after their 4,000 red collection boxes, speaking at public...

Devon Air Ambulance tasked to 1,900 incidents in 2021

Mission statistics for 2021 reveal just how vital the response of the Devon Air Ambulance medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, as they experience their busiest year ever.

Throughout another challenging year for many public services and charities, the crew at Devon Air Ambulance has been tasked to attend over 1900 incidents across Devon and were also called to assist...

Leaping into the New Year for charity

Devon Air Ambulance supporters jump at chance to sign up to skydive as charity enters its 30th year

As Devon Air Ambulance enters its 30th year of service in 2022, the charity is inviting supporters who would like to raise funds for the local lifesaving charity to take a leap into the blue with a skydiving fundraising challenge.

Over the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend on...

Drone pilots reminded to share the sky safely this Christmas

Devon Air ambulance crews will be on call throughout the Christmas period ready to respond throughout Devon and beyond.

In December alone, the charity has so far been tasked to 80 missions, delivering vital pre-hospital and time-critical emergency care to 43 patients who experienced a sudden critical injury or illness within our local communities.

The charity's two emergency...

New defibrillator for Kingsbridge installed at Devon Air Ambulance Shop

Devon Air Ambulance has installed a potentially life-saving defibrillator outside the Kingsbridge charity shop in a bid to help save lives.

Cardiac incidents are the number one reason for Devon Air Ambulance being called to help by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and so far, this year the charity's specialist medical crews have attended 340 patients suffering cardiac-...