The connected ambulance: FirstNet for Maine EMS

By Jonathan Olson, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority

Maine is undertaking a statewide project to install FirstNet in all its ambulances — to keep them connected and communicating wherever the call takes them. Integrating FirstNet into ambulances improves pre-hospital care and safety for patients, responders, vehicles, and roads.

A vision for better EMS communications

Connected ambulances have a plethora of benefits for EMS. “The idea behind this is increasing EMS capabilities to communicate,” said the former Maine EMS director who oversaw the kickoff of the Maine EMS Connectivity Project to install FirstNet in ambulances.



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