Safety, job performance, and efficiency are at the root of this training program. EMS personnel on bikes can frequently respond more quickly than those in motor vehicles, especially in congested urban areas and in crowds. They are also effective in search-and-rescue operations, such as those resulting from natural disasters. Students learn basic and emergency bike-handling skills, riding single and in pairs under various traffic conditions, ways to effectively and safely pack equipment, techniques designed to safely handle EMS scenes, and personal safety techniques. This course is a must for EMS and SAR personnel seeking to develop and improve their riding skills and their use of the bike on the job.
Course Length: minimum 32 hours
Testing Procedure: written & on-bike
Requirements: Applicants must currently be EMS personnel EMT, EMR, PARAMEDIC.
Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required.