This course is offered only in March through scholarship opportunities from the 1960 Parade Committee to support the annual 1960 St Patrick’s Day Parade
The Bicycle Response Team (BRT) training will prepare bike officers, and now bike medics, in Crowd Management 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 BRT program. The majority of situations a BRT 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 BRT, positioning them to be able to provide lifesaving interventions at the “Point of Wounding”. The primary purpose would be Force Protection, the health and wellness of the BRT 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.
Course Length: minimum 24 hours
Testing Procedure: written & on-bike
Requirements: Applicants must be IPMBA Public Safety Cyclists currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.
Certification: Certification is available to IPMBA Public Safety Cyclists who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test.
Cost: $350.00 – includes IPMBA membership, certificate, and course text “Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling”
Deposit Amount: $175.00 paid by cash, department issued check, M/O, credit card or company Purchase Order.
Deposit Policy: Please understand that Cypress Creek EMS and the Cypress Creek Advanced Tactical Team are 501 c (3) non-profit corporations. Class size is kept to a specific level to maximize the student to instructor ratio, which is for the benefit of their students; therefore, no reservation will be held and you will not be registered for the class until a deposit has been received.
Refund Policy: If your class is canceled, your deposit is fully refundable. If you cancel at least 14 days prior to the first day of class, half of your deposit is refundable, OR the full deposit can be applied to hold another available class slot. If you cancel with less than 14 days before the beginning of your class, your deposit becomes totally NON-REFUNDABLE, OR half of your deposit can be applied to another available class.
All cancellations must be made in writing or by email to wnealy @ ccems.com. If email is unavailable then contact Wren Nealy Jr. at 281-639-7338.
Hilton Garden Inn
7979 Willow Chase Blvd Houston, TX 77070
A group room block has been made at The Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest
Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest, 7979 Willow Chase Blvd. Houston, Texas 77070. www.hiltonhouston.com To make a reservation, call 1-888-STAY-HGI. The room rate is $109 plus tax per night for single king deluxe or double beds. This includes a full cooked to order breakfast. The rate is reserved under Cypress Creek EMS, under group code CCEMS. If you experience any difficulty obtaining this rate from the reservations agent, contact Wren Nealy at wnealy @ ccems.com, or you may contact the hotel sales representative at susan.swank @ hilton.com
TCLEOSE credit for successful completion of the course will be awarded to Texas Peace Officers. Students will be provided all classroom materials. Students will be sent a complete list of required items upon request. Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required. Gas Mask holder and gas mask (APR/PAPR) with filter are required.
Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.