IPMBA Bicycle Response Team (BRT) Course March 14 – 16, 2019

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Details on this course are available below

Course Information

This course is presented by Cypress Creek EMS and is designed to train the public safety cyclist (Police/EMS) to work in crowd control situations. It expands on the basic skills to include crowd management tactics and control techniques. If paying by PO or check choose Pay at the Door. If you wish to use the Parade Scholarship offer, you must agree to and commit to participating in the 1960 St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The Training is prior to the parade in March. Contact Bobby Sellers for more information at 281-378-0828.

If you utilize the scholarship offer, the only fee to you is the $15 certification fee to IPMBA. Contact Bobby Sellers for more information at 281-378-0828.

Registration

To register, you must;

  1. Complete, and submit the registration form above online,
  2. Complete and review the required documents below
  3. Make payment or deposit, and
  4. Fax completed forms to Bobby Sellers at 281-655-0414.

Required Documents

Course Description

The Bicycle Response Team (BRT) training will prepare bike officers, and 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.

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

Cost: $375.00 – 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 bsellers @ ccems.com. If email is unavailable contact Bobby Sellers at 281-378-0828.

Location

CCEMS Education Facility
7111 Five Forks
Spring, Texas 77379

The logistics of hosting this course are intensive and require cooperation from the host agency. Contact Bobby Sellers at bsellers@ccems.com for details.

Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn 832-912-1000 (website)

Group Name for reservations: IPMBA Bike Training

Group Code: IPMBA2

Hotel Address: 7979 Willow Chase Boulevard – Houston, Texas 77070

Hotel Amenities:

Breakfast is included in your rate

Complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel

Complimentary VIP Access to Lifetime fitness Complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel- contact the hotel to schedule Onsite laundry facility and same day Dry Cleaning (additional fees apply) Walking distance to several nearby restaurants Evening Room Service Full service From Scratch Food and Drink Restaurant

Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.

TCOLE credit

TCOLE 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.