Advanced Medical Bicycle Unit
BSO Fire Rescue's Advanced Medical Bicycle Unit (AMBU) is used during large mass gatherings such as festivals, parades and other events where crowds make accessibility by medically trained rescue personnel difficult.
With the use of bicycles, firefighters/paramedics can reach victims more quickly, saving precious minutes. Unit members provide initial medical treatment and notify paramedics for transport when necessary. Each unit carries 30 pounds of medical equipment including airway management apparatus and defibrillation machines.
Candidates for the unit must complete a 40-hour training regimen requiring agility in crowded conditions and in difficult-to-navigate environments including down stairs and over curbs.
- Regional Services
- Air Rescue
- Technical Rescue Team
- Hazardous Materials Unit
- SWAT / Tactical Medics Team