Data Collection

Survey Results

Through substantial outreach efforts aimed at Maine’s first responders and other public safety stakeholders, FirstNetME has refined its initial assessment of the coverage needs throughout the state. As indicated by the two tables below, the recently collected data reveals, through high agency participation, that data coverage needs are a very important tool in the day to day functions of first responders across the State of Maine.

305 Responses from November 2015 to February 2016
Maine First Responders 12,218 personnel count--
Full Time Personnel: 4,048 (33.4%)
Part Time Personnel: 3,228 (26.4%)
Volunteer Personnel: 4,942 (40.2%)
Personal Devices Used? Yes 83% No 17%
Reimbursed for personal device usage? No 84% Yes 16%
Device count change? No change 88.3% Increase 10.3%
Decrease 1.4%
Mobile Providers? Verizon 47%
US Cellular 36%
AT&T 15%
Sprint 2%
Multiple Providers? No 83% Yes 17%
Group Agency/Division/Troop Completed Response %
Emergency Medical Services 272 109 40.1%
Law Enforcement (Municipal) 155 51 32.9%
State Police 9 9 100%
Search & Rescue 15 10 66.7%
Fire Departments 270 110 40.7%
911 Call Centers 25 15 60%
County Sheriffs 16 7 43.8%
Maine Tribes 5 1 20%
Forest Rangers 3 3 100%
Warden's Service 5 5 100%
Marine Patrol 2 2 100%
Emergency Management Agencies 17 15 88.2%
TOTALS 794 337 42.4%!!