When large crowds gather, getting to a patient can present special challenges. The EMS Division's team of certified EMS cyclists brings advanced medical care with a special form of mobility that works in tight spaces and large crowds. Operating out of a utility trailer, this team has the capability of fielding three 2-person teams, each consisting of two paramedics and a complete kit of advanced life support medical equipment.
This unique capability has proven its value at such unique events as the 2006 Stanley Cup series, when the Carolina Hurricanes brought more than 30,000 people to the RBC Center for each game, the 2006 reopening of Fayetteville Street, when 80,000 people crowded the six-block stretch of downtown for the gala celebration, or the North Carolina State Fair, which brings more than 100,000 people per day. The team is a regular feature in Raleigh's parades, running events and cycling competitions.
For questions about the Bike Team, please contact:
Chief Donald Garner Jr.