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Bicycle Support Group provides funding for MedStar bicycle medic program

Posted Oct. 25, 2019

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bicycles used by MedStar's Bicycle Emergency Response Team
Two new bicycles will now be patrolling the West 7th entertainment district and other high-density events.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fort Worth Police Bicycle Support Group, MedStar’s Bicycle Emergency Response Team has added two state-of-the-art bicycles to its fleet, plus uniforms and specialized equipment.

“The uniforms and equipment allow us to increase the number of Bicycle Emergency Response Team members to accommodate the growing number of events the team covers. It will also enhance the services we provide to Fort Worth PD as part of the West 7th initiative,” said Mike Potts of MedStar.

Matt Beard, chairman of the Police Bicycle Support Group, said: “MedStar’s Bicycle Emergency Response Team program provides vital medical services in areas that are traditionally challenging for other vehicles to navigate, such as the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, Alliance Air Show and, of course, weekends in the West 7th entertainment district.”

Since the West 7th program was begun in September 2018, bicycle medics have treated 183 patients, reduced ambulance responses into the district by 72% and fire department medical responses by 53%. MedStar medics have treated 92 patients without the need for any other emergency vehicle response into the district.

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