The West Fargo Fire Department's EMS Bike Patrol Unit consists of 23 specially trained/certified firefighters. These firefighters have completed training before serving in the Bike Patrol Unit.
These firefighters serve primarily on a regular patrol but are employed as needed in a bike patrol function. With a bike rack that mounts on the back of the fire department vehicles, each firefighter in the unit is able to respond to calls across town, and still find time to patrol areas where needed with the bike.
The West Fargo Fire Department started using bike patrol in 2019 and the use has grown since. The EMS Bike Patrol Unit is mostly used for patrol functions and is also employed for special events.
Advantages to EMS Bike Patrol Unit
The Bike Patrol Unit at the West Fargo Fire Department encourages all bike riders, young and old, to always wear your helmet. Accidents happen very quickly.
The Bike Patrol Unit can travel faster and farther than firefighters on foot, and they are able to patrol areas unreachable by car.