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

The NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform enables the organization to respond quickly to patients, clients and employees in emergency situations ensuring their safety.


September 20, 2011

ATLANTA–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.