Air Ambulance Communications

Improved Support in the Air


Major accident, rural setting

A one-car accident on a remote county road. The ambulance arrives and notifies dispatch of two critically-injured passengers. They need immediate transport to a city trauma hospital.

How can FirstNet help?

  • FirstNet offers a dedicated, highly-secure public safety network, which is designed to improve coverage in rural areas. Voice, images, and the GPS mapping systems offer immediate support in the air and on the ground.
  • Priority access, interoperable communications, and shared location data improve collaboration between different EMS services - along with other any other first responders on the case.
  • Air and ground ambulances can share information and images directly to the local trauma center during transport. The trauma staff will have patient vitals and assessments before the air ambulance lands.