Originally published May 11, 2018
First responders are out on the front line ready to face emergencies at all times. They are a vital component of communities, working to identify threats, carry out evacuations, and treat the injured to save lives. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, emergency medical services (EMS) treat 25 to 30 million patients per year. One paramount factor in helping first responders take on extreme situations is access to mobile wireless connectivity when they are out in the field. A quick, reliable connection allows first responders to act faster, be more efficient, and have access to mission-critical applications from anywhere.
Mobile connectivity in first responders’ vehicles allows them to do a variety of tasks that might otherwise need to wait until reaching headquarters. For paramedics this could mean monitoring, analyzing, and diagnosing patients while on the road. Police officers can check drivers’ licenses and registrations and file digital reports from their vehicles without having to leave their stations in the field. Additional functions can be carried out as well, such as surveillance through video-streaming capabilities, which allow first responders the advantage of real-time viewing, helping to monitor areas remotely and act immediately if necessary.