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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 21:02 
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Manchester Paramedics are to use bikes to get to 999 calls "swiftly and with stealth and style" :lol:

From tomorrow - two of Manchester's finest paramedics will be using a "state of the art mountain bike" to "shave seconds off response time"

They reckon these cyclists will be able to reach incidents in the City Centre far more quickly than the ambulances and the motorbikes - who get caught in the traffic jams :roll: They also reckon the cyclists (highly trained and like IG and his chums - trained to ride up and down steps :yikes: Ouch! I really think this would be beyond me.. honest! I've seen them do this.. WOW! ) will be able to cope with heavily pedestrianised areas.

The bikes come equipped with two large panniers containing a good range of equipment.

All riders will be expected to wear protective clothing - INCUDING A HELMET .

Cost wise.. well .. ambulances are not cheap to buy . about £85K and use about £100 fuel daily. Some argue we increase costs by deploying this way .. but at least these guys can keep the patient alive until the ambulance arrives to ferry to hospital.

And for non-serious incidents .. well .. they can treat these without much fuss.

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Per the "M.E. N" - Brian Lashley reports today.

The biking paramedics were in action just one day after the launch of the scheme. They were on the scene within a minute of a 999 call. An 80 year old was hit by a Manchester tram on Market Street. He suffered minor injuries as we was hit as the tram was pulling into the stop by Debenhams.

This was a Saturday afternoon and the paramedics (who have had training on a par with IG's police "lads and lasses" :wink: ) - apparently weaved skillfully, swiftly and with style through the thronging crowds. :lol:

These guys treated the old geezer and he was later taken to hospital in a normal ambulance for further treatment.

GMAS are elated at this response timing by these two intrepid dynamic duo! :lol: I agree - they can keep someone alive until a proper ambulance arrives - they are carrying all the necessaries including the doo-dah to shock a heart back to output and life.

I think a very public :clap: :bow: :listenup: WELL DONE -YOU" is in order.



GMP are investigating how this accident occurred - but one thing is for sure.. speed did not figure :roll: :wink:

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This kind of initiative is great. It shows that they are thinking laterally and not just trying the same tired methods to provide a service. It also gives a very important message - that bikes are a great way of getting round in a city.

Is the helmet reference in capital letters for a reason?


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B cyclist wrote:
This kind of initiative is great. It shows that they are thinking laterally and not just trying the same tired methods to provide a service. It also gives a very important message - that bikes are a great way of getting round in a city.


Certainly seems to be working well in Manchester, York and London. Think there is one other - but cannot remember - it's either Birmingham or Notingham trialling this.

Yep - I agree. A good initiative and a positive boost for cycling as well. :yesyes:

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Is the helmet reference in capital letters for a reason?


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