Tablet computing devices, including the iPad, have transformed
field response by EMS agencies across the nation.
Before, during and after the massive
storm, Cortacans, one of the key forces
in the statewide EMS organization, was
plotting the positions of key assets that
would be used to render help throughout New Jersey.
“This is the best piece of technology
to come along since I’ve been an EMT
or paramedic,” says Cortacans. “They’re
simple, easy to use and provide a great
deal of functionality.”
Cortacans says the iPad is “critical” to
his work during the storm response and
has been a useful tool in past deploy-
ments as well.
When Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the East Coast, New Jersey EMS Task
Force planner Henry Cortacans was
never far from his iPad.