Video: Essex Air Ambulance launches life-saving app

L-R: Hayden Brown (A-level film student), Laurie Phillipson (EHAAT clinical manager), Holly Butler (

L-R: Hayden Brown (A-level film student), Laurie Phillipson (EHAAT clinical manager), Holly Butler (EHAAT brand development coordinator), Richard McIlwaine (Selex), Sharon Peters (Codham Park Equestrian), Hannah Cohen (EHAAT PR & marketing coordinator) and Joanne Bareham (Codham Park Equestrian) - Credit: Archant

An app has been launched by the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) allowing users to accurately pinpoint a six-figure grid reference of their location should they need the heli-medics.

It is hoped the app, created with the help of donors including Selex who gave £1,500 to the project, will prove popular with people who live, work or play in remote areas.

People can also learn more about and donate to EHAAT on the app.

Holly Butler, brand development coordinator at EHATT, said: “Accidents do happen and if you find yourself in a situation where you do not know where you are, the EHAAT App makes it really easy and simple to alert the emergency services and give your exact location.

“You do not even need an internet connection just a network signal to make a phone call as the EHAAT App is developed to use your phone’s built in GPS tracking.

“You can also activate an SOS flashlight via the EHAAT App which can help you see and be seen.”

An A-level film student, Hayden Brown, has also made a promotional video for the app with help from the Codham Park Equestrian Centre which provided the backdrop.