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Old 08-21-22, 07:48 AM
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EMS on Bikes?

This story seems interesting, not sure if this the right forum...
https://www.fox4news.com/news/medsta...cs-on-bicycles
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Old 08-21-22, 09:12 PM
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That is different.
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Old 08-22-22, 03:48 AM
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Iíve seen them on bikes and on Segways during large events that have been held in areas with closed streets here in Philly.
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This organization is for all public safety cyclists, including EMS. EMS on bikes started in the late 80s/early 90s in our area.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Iíve seen them on bikes and on Segways during large events that have been held in areas with closed streets here in Philly.
Yup; that's the same place I'd expect to see them most often-- same places you'll find cops on bikes. The sort of thing where people are more likely to need a bandaid or a "no, that's probably just sprained" than an AED or airway established. It makes sense to me.
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It is pretty common at bigger events where cars and huge ambulances would be a hinderance or not able to get through. EMS on bikes makes a ton of sense because most issues don't always need the full ambulance. Shoot when I got sucker punched and knocked to the ground by some random guy I had never met at a restaurant I was fine they came and interviewed me but a guy on a bike could have sat me outside and done the same thing and I wouldn't have complained heck we could have chatted about bikes as well : )

Because people will want to know I didn't recognize the person who hit me and he was never caught go figure. I did get a free meal out of it and I don't think I got any bruises I can recall.
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