California Fire Department Looking To Add Bike Medics

  • Source: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento
  • Published: 04/26/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The city of Sacramento is looking to add a small fleet of bicycle medics to their toolbox. “They found it to be a great little tool to quickly maneuver around downtown as opposed to a large vehicle when you're trying to navigate large crowds,” said Captain Keith Wade, Sacramento Fire Dept. Trucks and engines are not always the best tool for the job, especially in large crowds. “You would have bike medics to be able to quickly respond, to weave their way through crowds of people to gain access to provide care,” said Wade. The idea is to do what cities like Los Angeles have been doing for years, using first responders on bikes to quickly get to patients in need. While LA uses bike medics at the airport, as well as large events, in Sacramento they’d be used primarily at big events, such as the California International Marathon.


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