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Fire Service, EMS
Subject Matter Expert

Gary McCarraher

Office: 240-449-9378

As an EMS professional, you know that rapid access to information is a lifesaver. From mapping applications and patient health databases to information exchange with emergency rooms, you can use data to respond more effectively, but you need a network that works when and where you respond.  

Always-on connection, priority and preemption, innovative tools 

FirstNet brings you priority access and improved coverage so you can provide the best pre-hospital care possible. FirstNet can help you:  

  • Transmit images in real time from new diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound and CT scanners.
  • 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.
  • Track assets and personnel.


Complementing radio networks, available for agencies or BYOD 

FirstNet provides high‐speed data services and non-mission-critical voice to augment the capabilities of today’s Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. Because many paramedics depend on their personal mobile devices on the job, FirstNet is available for qualified, individual first responders who want to transition to the FirstNet network. 

For public safety, by public safety

Through a robust consultation effort, the First Responder Network Authority works with the EMS community to ensure the FirstNet network meets your needs.