EMS Cyclist Training
This course is designed for the EMS, fire, and emergency rescue personnel who designate mountain bikes to work special events, fairs, athletic events, parades, natural disasters, etc.
Participants will learn basic and emergency bike handling skills, riding in traffic, conquering obstacles, proper packaging of medical equipment, scene safety, nutrition and fitness, and much more.
REQUIRED BIKE AND RIDER EQUIPMENT: Quality mountain bike (no hybrid or road bikes allowed) with a rear mounted bike rack, kickstand, pedal retention devices, bike panniers, headlight and taillight. ANSI, Snell or CPSC approved bicycle helmet, shatter resistant eye protection for both day and night rides, (4)10 lbs. weights, and a water bottle or hydration system. Padded cycling shorts, padded cycling gloves, rain and/or cold weather gear. Basic bike repair tools to include: tire irons, spare tubes, tire patch kit, frame pump or air source, Phillips/flat head screwdrivers, and allen wrenches.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: This course is physically demanding. Ample riding time and a thorough medical exam is highly recommended (Par-Q). ***Please note: The course hours will consist of 10-12 hour days including an afternoon session on day #2. Students will be required to pass a written as well as performance-based test.
Course Fee: $300.00
Please see the Course Schedule for dates when this course is offered.