Monday, June 11, 2018

Emergency Medical Services Bicycle Team Wins Grant

Photo courtesy of Fairfax Times/Transurban
FABB congratulates the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department for recently winning a $10,000 grant to expand their joint emergency medical services bicycle team.  The EMS Bike Team is a shared program between all members of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, a partnership of the county‚Äôs 12 volunteer fire and rescue departments.

As bicyclists and others know, first responders on bikes are able to quickly move to assist in medical emergencies that occur in locations that are difficult to access for larger vehicles or areas where ambulances and fire engines might be slowed down by traffic and crowds. 

The grant, provided by toll road network manager Transurban, was presented to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco, and personnel from both fire departments in late May. Get the full story from the Fairfax Times here

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