We’re celebrating 30 years of service in 2022 and you're invited to take a virtual tour of beautiful Devon, while uncovering a little of our history and news about our future too!
Between 1 August to 30 September 2022, you can complete the tour of Devon by walking anywhere really; around your local park, along the seafront, or just by keeping track of the steps you build up over a typical day. Add your daily steps to the total and see where your progress takes you across the county.
Gather sponsorship for the 165-mile route and discover more about the charity at the milestones we’ve highlighted, while raising lifesaving funds for the service.
Don't forget to send your supporters to your fundraising page! Log in to download QR codes to stick on materials promoting your fundraiser.
Devon is a huge county with two epic coastlines, hundreds of villages, and acres of rural wilderness. But Devon’s geography can make getting the right emergency treatment to patients complicated.
Sometimes people in need of urgent medical support cannot be reached by road so easily. At other times it would simply take too long to reach a patient by a land ambulance.
When every second counts, getting the specialist skills of our Critical Care Doctors and Paramedics to scene is paramount. Devon's two emergency helicopters enable us to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be. Where the best hospital for a patient's needs is not the nearest one, our helicopters will fly them to the hospital or trauma centre that is able to deliver the treatment required to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
Sometimes, rather than flying a patient to hospital, our specialist paramedics or doctor might travel with a patient in a land ambulance, this is so that they can continue to monitor them and give continued specialist treatment if needed along the journey.
We also have two Critical Care Cars which operate when poor weather or essential maintenance prevents the aircraft from flying or when an incident is more easily reached by car, for instance, in built up areas such as city centres. These two emergency vehicles are adapted to contain all the same life-saving equipment as you would find on board our air ambulance and enable advanced critical care to arrive quickly by road.
Take a virtual walk across the county and add up the steps you take every day to uncover some of the history of Devon Air Ambulance illustrated by the way-markers. Help to raise lifesaving funds for patients in the communities we serve.
On the first page of the app enter “devonairambulance” to access this challenge.