Lifeguard Ambulance Service Increases Productivity by 10 Percent with NexTraq's Fleet Dispatch


 
 

Lifeguard Ambulance Service/NexTraq | | Monday, October 10, 2011


Lifeguard Ambulance Service Increases Productivity by 10 Percent with NexTraq’s Fleet Dispatch
Full-Service Ambulance Company Safely Rescued Storm Victims and Provided Emergency Service During Hurricane Irene and After the Devastating Tornados in Alabama

NexTraq (formerly Discrete Wireless, Inc.), the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announced today that its client, Lifeguard Ambulance Service increased fleet productivity by 10 percent using the NexTraq™ Fleet Dispatch application. Additionally, the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform enables the organization to respond quickly to patients, clients and employees in emergency situations ensuring their safety.

Brett Jovanovich, chief operating officer for Lifeguard Ambulance Service, says, “It’s a life or death business; there is no room for error.” Paramount to the organization’s mission is patient safety and responding as quickly as possible in emergency situations.

NexTraq’s Fleet Dispatch application enables their ambulance crews to take the shortest or most direct route to a call or a hospital. Due to its expansive region, Fleet Dispatch also helps drivers on out-of-town trips when they are transporting patients in unfamiliar areas.

Jovanovich states that with a national contract with the federal government, the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform is essential when responding to emergency situations. In one such instance, Lifeguard Ambulance Service was part of a collective effort to evacuate more than 7,000 patients from the Coney Island area to a New York area hospital in a mission that took more than 80 hours of manpower.

Jeff Waid, director of communication and quality improvement of Lifeguard Ambulance Service, also relates their story about sending vehicles into the aftermath of tornadoes that affected Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. He said, “With the incredible damage done to the cities, road signs and points of references had been decimated. The NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform helped our team to navigate safely to emergency locations to provide life-saving care.”

Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, said, “GPS fleet tracking companies often focus on the business benefits of a fleet tracking solution alone. Lifeguard Ambulance Service is a great example of how our fleet tracking solution can protect your employees and improve driver safety. In emergency situations, it’s critical to be able to monitor your drivers not only to ensure their safety but also to arrange the quick evacuation of storm victims.”

For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, its applications – Fleet Mobile, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Dispatch, please visit http://www.nextraq.com or call us at 800.358.6178.

About Lifeguard Ambulance Service
Established in 1998, Lifeguard Ambulance Service provides full-service ground operations throughout the southeast region of the U.S., as well as Costa Rica. At every location, Lifeguard continually strives to give its clients and patients compassionate care partnered with exceptional customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.lifeguardambulance.com/.

About NexTraq
Established in 2000, NexTraq (formerly Discrete Wireless) provides the highest value GPS fleet tracking solution in the telematics industry. The NexTraq™ Platform (formerly MARCUS) is a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations while reducing operational costs and maximizing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.

 




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Industry News, Company & People News

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Simulation-Based Assessment Facilitates Learning & Enhances Clinical Judgment

Simulation is an educational tool that can be used to develop and refine clinical skills of the student in a controlled environment before they progress to becoming practicing clinicians.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

REMSA Programs Helps Reduce Hospital Visits

Community paramedic effort goes into service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

City Official Challenges San Francisco Fire Chief

Ambulance response times among problems noted by city supervisor.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Crash

Victoria ambulance collides with civilian vehicle.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Colorado Medics Ditch Pants for Kilts

“Real men do wear kilts.”
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

CO Leak at Illinois School

Girard incident sends over 130 to hospitals.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On September 2014

Who gets thumbs up this month?
More >


Multimedia Thumb

NYC Sept. 11 Anniversary

View images from the ceremony at Ground Zero.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >