Paramedics on Bikes
The Paramedics on Bikes program started over ten years ago with the completion of the Little Miami Bike Trail through the City of Loveland.
Trails Emergencies & Special Events
A need was identified to handle emergencies on the bike trail, as well as during special events throughout the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. The department has two Trek bicycles equipped with first aid supplies, oxygen, and heart monitors. Bike Medics are capable of handling the same type of emergencies that they would encounter in an ambulance.
T3 Patroller Vehicles
In addition to the bikes, the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department placed two new T3 Patroller vehicles into service that will revolutionize the way paramedics can navigate the bike trail and through the large crowds of public events in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. More than 4,000 T3 vehicles have been deployed in over 30 countries worldwide, including New York, Dallas, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Police Departments.
Intuitive & Economical
The T3 Patroller electric stand-up vehicle (ESV) is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy innovation that is simple, intuitive and economical to operate. The T3 Patrollers are high on reliability, low on maintenance and have an operating cost of around 10 cents per day.
They are extremely stable with a low center of gravity and their 9-inch platform gives the Paramedics the ability to see over the crowd, and increases their visibility. These versatile vehicles can access restricted spaces including elevators and narrow corridors, handles curbs easily and are highly agile with a zero-degree turning radius. Unlike the Segway, you can dismount the vehicle and go right to work without taking the time to find something to lean them against.
Vehicles Funded by Donation
Absolutely “ZERO” tax dollars where spent to add these versatile vehicles to the LSFD fleet. All of the approximately $17,000 needed to purchase them and place them in service was donated by the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association, a non-profit group of volunteers made up of current and past members of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and their spouses.
Bike Medics are available for any special event in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. Captain Steve Money is responsible for the Paramedics on Bikes Program. To schedule bike medics for an event or learn more about the program, email Captain Steve Mahoney.