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Thank you for being the first faces of help and hope where emergency care begins.

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FirstNet for EMS

FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed internet communications platform built just for America’s first responders, including all EMS practitioners. We’re bringing you reliable priority access so you can provide the best care possible.

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Responding with resilience: Mental wellness in EMS

EMS professionals are called to help people at some of the most difficult moments in their lives. Hear how these first responders maintain their mental wellness in the face of what they see and hear on a daily basis.

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Honoring EMS today and every day

Your patients count on you. You can count on FirstNet to help you be there for them, wherever emergency care begins.

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You care for your community. FirstNet cares for you.

Thank you, EMS, for all you do.

FirstNet benefits

  • Priority access

    Get always-on priority access to voice, data, and text. This means you will have priority over commercial traffic on the network.

  • Sensitive data is protected

    A dedicated Security Operations Center monitors the network 24x7 for physical and cyber threats and the physically-separate FirstNet core has available end-to-end encryption.

  • Temporary service solutions for expanded coverage when disaster strikes

    Nationwide, dedicated fleet of 150+ portable cell sites help keep EMS professionals on FirstNet connected so you can provide the best care possible.

  • Mission Critical PTT with LMR interoperability

    Mission Critical PTT users can communicate seamlessly with users on your LMR network. This will help improve productivity, free up LMR capacity, and extend your operational reach at a lower cost.

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Technology for the Connected Caregiver

From the connected ambulance to the connected caregiver – Global Medical Response needs to know that its teams can communicate quickly and efficiently. That’s why the federal government's largest EMS contractor is on the only nationwide network built with and for first responders. See how caregivers are using cutting edge technology that helps them stay connected to better serve patients.

Make your communications more convenient

FirstNet Push-To-Talk Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Interoperability allows your team members using two-way radios and the FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) service to talk to one another, simply and reliably.

STEMI - A time critical diagnosis

When responding to cardiac calls, EMS in Franklin County, Kansas needed the ability to communicate with doctors and share critical patient information enroute to the hospital. FirstNet helped provide that reliable and highly secure connectivity.

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