FirstNet connects ambulances at the network’s edge with HPUE

By Jon Olson, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority0

Ambulance runs can go to the most remote of places—in both rural and urban environments. A useful piece of technology for EMS is FirstNet’s high-power user equipment, or HPUE. HPUE boosts signal power up to six times the normal strength at the edges of the network. Lieutenant Humza Shamsuddin, Technology Director for the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District in Illinois, explains how his agency uses HPUE for EMS.



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