32-hour EMS Cyclist Course
Current IPMBA Offerings
To register, you must complete, and submit the registration form online, complete the Par Q and Medical Clearance, IPMBA Cycling Experience Query Sheet, make payment or deposit, and fax completed forms to Wren Nealy at 281-655-0414.
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.
Course Length: minimum 32 hours
Testing Procedure: written & on-bike
Requirements: Applicants must currently be EMS personnel currently assigned to bike units, EMS personnel applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of an agency considering use of the bicycle.
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.
Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to EMS 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.
$275.00 – includes IPMBA membership, certificate, and course text “Complete Guide to Police Cycling”
Deposit Amount: $125.00 paid by cash, 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.
Several lodging facilities available in the immediate area, please call for information.
Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.