IPMBA Bicycle Rapid Response Team training will prepare bike officers, and now bike medics in Crowd Operations. Practical exercises involve riding and deploying in formations, team riding in crowds, arrest/rescue techniques, gas mask operations, slow speed skills, mounts and dismounts. The student will also, learn how to use the bike as another tool in dealing with crowd management and crowd control incidents.
New this year is the addition of Bike Medics to the BRRT program. The majority of situations a BRRT unit is deployed are hostile and what is considered to be an "Unsecure Scene" for EMS. This results in delaying patient care to an injured innocent party and/or officer. This specialized training will allow the medic to integrate into the BRRT positioning them to be able to provide life saving interventions at the "Point of Wounding". The primary purpose would be Force Protection, the health and wellness of the BRRT members. Minimizing the delay in patient care could mean the difference between life and death for the officer. The immediate access to medical care for an injured subject will also limit liability to individual officers and the department.