This course is offered only in March through scholarship opportunities from the 1960 Parade Committee to support the Annual FM 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: $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 then contact Bobby Sellers at 281-378-0828.
Hilton Garden Inn
Group Name: IPMBA Bike Training
Group Code: IPMBA2
Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook
Hotel Address: 7979 Willow Chase Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77070
Phone Number: 832-912-1000
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
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.
Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.