Large pedestrian gatherings such as county fairs, parades, and other community events sometimes make it difficult for emergency response vehicles to maneuver at speeds necessary during a crisis.
But Gordon EMS, a service of Gordon Hospital, plans to alleviate that obstacle through the newly-formed Gordon EMS Bike Team.
“The Gordon EMS Bike Team will be able to access patients in hard-to-reach areas to provide initial – and sometimes critical - emergency medical care,” says Courtney Taylor, director of Gordon EMS. “This is an area of service that we’ve long recognized as a need in our community and we thank the Gordon Hospital administration team for making our dream a reality.”
Four specially-equipped hybrid-style bicycles, complete with flashing lights and sirens, were purchased from Marcus Palazzolo of Cherokee Cycles, located in Downtown Calhoun, and are ideal for mountain terrain as well as normal roads.
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