Fire Department Gets EMS Bikes


 
 

Jeremy Kohler | | Friday, February 6, 2009


ST.LOUIS -- The St. Louis Fire Department will deploy a new bike team to carry emergency medical aid at crowded events such as parades.

A fleet of eight specially-equipped mountain bikes - a gift from a foundation that supports the department - will help first-responders more quickly reach and stabilize patients, officials said.

The "EMS Bike Team" will be unveiled at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. today at fire headquarters, the department said.

The bikes, worth about $8,000, were provided by the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation, a nonprofit group that previously outfitted the department with 160 automated external defibrillators.

The bikes will be configured to carry oxygen, defibrillators and trauma supplies.

"The bikes can just weave in and out and get to these needs more quickly than even a golf cart," said Rebecca Davis, the group's executive director.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Specialty Vehicles

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee County EMS Shows Off CPR Tool

Lucas 2 in service in Bradley County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire Chief Proposes another Controversial Ambulance Plan

Staffing change will leave immediate neighborhood without fire apparatus.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

FDIC 2014 CHAT: MIKE MCEVOY AND A.J. HEIGHTMAN

Mike McEvoy and A.J. Heightman discuss some new EMS technology at FDIC 2014.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >