FirstNet salutes all our nation’s EMS personnel. Kevin McGinnis’ career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) spans 40 years, and he is a nationally recognized advocate for broadband communications within the EMS community. McGinnis is currently Community Paramedicine Chief of North East Mobile Health Services, the largest paramedic service in Maine. He has been the chief of volunteer, hospital based and private paramedic services, has been the director of a teaching hospital emergency department and was the state EMS director in Maine for ten years. He was the primary EMS community supporter of the several year initiative that led to FirstNet. He is the FirstNet Board liaison to America’s tribes, helping to facilitate FirstNet planning for their public safety and telecommunications efforts.