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IPMBA EMS Cyclist Program

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International Police Mountain Bike Association

POLICE & EMS Bicycle Operations Course

July 9 - 13, 2012

Westport, CT


Westport Emergency Medical Service

A Division of Westport Police Department

50 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

Classes run July 9 - 13, 2012 daily from 9-5 and will be held at

Westport Police & EMS HQ


Cost: $425

Tuition cost includes course fees plus initial IPMBA membership.

Contact: Michael Salvatore

msalvatore (at) westportCT.gov


Lodging: Assistance can be made for local lodging

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.

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

Course Length: minimum 32 hours

Required Equipment: download .pdf

Testing Procedure: written & on-bike

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to qualified 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.


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