We can't fly without you!

Unlike NHS emergency services, the Essex Air
Ambulance, part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Trust is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter
Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for your county.

Welcome to Essex Air Ambulance

Essex Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

Specialist Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.

Deployed on average 2-3 times a day, the HEMS Teams are most commonly dispatched to patients with serious illness or injury caused by such incidents as traffic collisions, falls from height, heart attacks, stabbings, cardiac arrests and stroke.

Essex Air Ambulance Events

The Charity holds lots of different Fundraising Events throughout the year and we have something for everybody! Whether you're a keen motorcyclist, runner or cyclist, a Strictly Come Dancing fan, to fancy dress initiatives or trekking all over the world! There's bound to be something that catches your eye!

Essex Air Ambulance Fight for Life Lottery

The Air Ambulance Flight for Life Lottery is a major source of income for the Charity and since January 1998 it has raised more than £16 million pounds! Over 12,672 people have been lottery prize winners, and more than £1.8 million has been paid out in prize money.

With no direct funding from the Government or National Lottery we rely solely upon the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives. It costs in the region of £5.3 million annually to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. We hope you or your loved ones never need us but thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Herts the service remains operational.

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Current statistics

  • £440,000

    Total monthly running cost of both helicopters

  • 12,704

    Total number of missions

  • 20

    Patients treated last month

  • £200

    Fuel cost per hour

Meet the Air Crew

Dan Firmin

HEMS Paramedic
http://www.essexairambulance.uk.comDan Firmin

I have been in the Ambulance Service since 2000, working at Colchester and Maldon....

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Latest Mission update

Latest Mission update

Herts Air Ambulance attended a male patient trauma incident on the M1 at Junction 10

Essex Air Ambulance in action