Wednesday, August 20

The Upland Fire Department

Bike Paramedics

Purpose

Purpose

The Upland Fire Department Bicycle Paramedic Team will provide pre-hospital medical services to the citizens of Upland. The goal of this Team is to provide a rapid response through congested areas where conventional emergency response may be delayed due to accessibility difficulties.
Introduction

Introduction

The Bicycle Paramedic team is a 2-person ALS emergency medical service team. The two bicycles is outfitted with ALS equipment that can aid the team in providing ALS service to the community. This unit is assigned to areas with large populations such as the Colonies shopping area during Christmas weekends, Old Town Upland during events such as the Lemon Festival, 4th of July at the Upland High School, and fundraisers such as the cancer walk. It is times like these where exact incident locations can be confusing, delaying emergency response times. The traffic and congestion make emergency vehicle access difficult, also delaying response times.

The Bicycle Paramedic team is a great way to provide rapid emergency medical services to the citizens of Upland. It will help the citizens to become more familiar with their Firefighters, and will serve the community as a role model for bicycle safety.