FirstNet will carry high-speed data, location information, images, and video that can mean all the difference when seconds count. Just as smartphones have created a new era of real-time information and connectedness for individuals, the FirstNet network, devices and applications will enable the collaboration the public safety community needs to save lives.
Emergencies don’t happen only in highly populated areas — which is why reaching rural America is one of FirstNet’s top priorities. FirstNet is addressing rural coverage needs in multiple ways to deploy the network in places where coverage may be difficult. High-power towers can cover more rural space with less total infrastructure, as dan deployable and satellite solutions.
FirstNet is taking a “for public safety, by public safety” approach to planning and deploying the network. Through its consultation and outreach program, FirstNet has worked hand-in-hand with the public safety community to understand the capacity, coverage, service, and other public-safety-grade features they need to communicate and use 21st-century tools on the job.
Public safety needs data communications in the field and innovative public safety communications technology. That’s why the FirstNet network is designed to deliver applications, devices, and services tailored to the needs of public safety. FirstNet will be a resilient, reliable network, enabling everything from smartphones to laptops, tablets, dongles, and specialty devices to work when public safety needs them the most.
Exchange real‐time audio/video feeds with hospitals and physicians while on the scene and during transport
Send sensitive patient data securely
Use patient tracking and bed management software for real-time monitoring
Access new diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound and CT in the ambulance to enhance decision-making and treatment capability
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Chris Olson Senior Public Safety Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org 800-810-4030