Sign Up for Spring 2019 EMS and Police Bike Training

 

Police and EMS professionals from all over the country are drawn to the International Police Mountain Bike (IPMBA) certified EMS and Police Cyclist Courses at Cypress Creek EMS. The next class is March 4 – 7 at Cypress Creek EMS, 7111 Five Forks Drive, Spring, TX, 77379.

AND, during the Spring Class you can save hundreds of dollars by agreeing to work the FM 1960 Saint Patrick’s Parade and taking the Bicycle Response Team course on March 14 -16. This scholarship is provided by the FM 1960 Parade Committee. The parade is on March 17, 2019. For more information on the Scholarship or questions about the courses email Bobby Sellers at bsellers@ccems.com

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EMS CYCLIST COURSE

POLICE CYCLIST COURSE

BICYCLE RESPONSE TEAM COURSE

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Below are the course descriptions. For more information on the EMS course click here. And for more on the Police Course click here. And for info on the BRT class click here.

EMS Cyclist Operations Course

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 currently assigned to bike units, EMS personnel applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of an agency considering use of the bicycle.

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. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to EMS personnel who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.

Police Cyclist Course

Bicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer’s on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability. The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities. The course is divided into eleven units: Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling, Bike Fit, Group Riding, Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes, Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques, Patrol Procedures, Nighttime Patrol, Community Policing, Basic Maintenance, Legal Issues & Traffic Laws, and Fitness & Nutrition. This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.

Course Length: minimum 40 hours

Testing Procedure: written & on-bike

Requirements: Applicants must be police officers currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.

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. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to sworn police officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.

BICYCLE RESPONSE TEAM (BRT)

The Bicycle Response Team (BRT) training will prepare bike officers, and now bike medics, in Crowd Management Operations. Practical exercises involve riding and deploying in formations, team riding in crowds, arrest/rescue techniques, gas mask operations, slow speed skills, mounts and dismounts.  The student will also, learn how to use the bike as another tool in dealing with crowd management and crowd control incidents.

New this year is the addition of Bike Medics to the BRT program.  The majority of situations a BRT unit is deployed are hostile and what is considered to be an “Unsecure Scene” for EMS.  This results in delaying patient care to an injured innocent party and/or officer.  This specialized training will allow the medic to integrate into the BRT, positioning them to be able to provide lifesaving interventions at the “Point of Wounding”.  The primary purpose would be Force Protection, the health and wellness of the BRT members.  Minimizing the delay in patient care could mean the difference between life and death for the officer.  The immediate access to medical care for an injured subject will also limit liability to individual officers and the department.

Course Length: minimum 24 hours

Testing Procedure: written & on-bike

Requirements: Applicants must be IPMBA Public Safety Cyclists currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.

Certification: Certification is available to IPMBA Public Safety Cyclists who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test.