Acadian Ambulance Becomes FirstNet Subscriber
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | Comments

Acadian Ambulance joined the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), connecting its medics and ambulances to the nationwide public-safety broadband network. The upgrade equips Acadian’s EMS personnel with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field, so they can better serve patients across Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

“Our connected medical devices share important information with hospitals,” said Joey Branton, director of technology for Acadian Ambulance. “From voice and data to photos and video, being able to send that information while en route to the hospital is crucial. It can make the difference in getting patients to the proper treatment centers and, ultimately, saving lives. Whether it’s during a routine call, a widespread disaster or even just a large event, FirstNet gives us the connectivity we need to give patients the best possible care.”

Acadian Ambulance is using both handheld devices and mobile gateways in its ambulances to keep EMS personnel connected to FirstNet.

“FirstNet is the exclusive communications platform built with AT&T for public safety, inspired by public safety – there is no substitution for this network that they fought for,” said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. “We look forward to supporting Acadian’s use of FirstNet, making sure it delivers what they need, when they need it.”

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