VIDEO: The Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) introduced a brand new team of firefighters equipped to respond to emergencies on bicycles.
It’s all in an effort to help firefighters cut down response times getting to victims in rugged terrains and crowded places.
The two TFD firefighters behind the push to start the team have a passion.
“If it has two wheels and pedals, I’ve raced it my entire life,” Tulsa Firefighter Dave Weaver said. A passion for hitting the trails.
“I’ve fallen in love with the sport of mountain biking,” Tulsa Firefighter Kayle Greiman said.
And now, Greiman and Weaver are putting their passions to use—saving lives.
“I’m gonna combine two things I love… working at the fire department and riding bikes,” Weaver said.
The two head up the new bike response team. Including them, the team is a group of 24 firefighters trained to ride bikes through rugged terrain, especially at Turkey Mountain, Tulsa’s wilderness park in west Tulsa. TFD responds to numerous calls to help hikers every given week.