Maine EMS recently received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Bureau of Highway Safety to begin the Maine EMS Connectivity Project. This project seeks to connect all licensed EMS vehicles in the State of Maine to high-speed internet using a highgain, roof-mounted antenna and FirstNet Service by AT&T. This capability will also support the ability for ambulances to broadcast a Wi-Fi signal in and around the ambulance, including in homes (depending on distance and construction materials), that will facilitate greater access to online medical control, telemedicine, and the internet.
The installation will also include HAAS Alerts Safety Cloud. This technology alerts other motorists that they are approaching an emergency vehicle with their lights engaged through mapping apps like Waze or Apple Maps.