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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

EMS Bicycle Team

LANCASTER, NY - The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps has added a new team to better serve and care for the residents of Lancaster.

The new EMS bicycle team was launched Sunday afternoon at a Health and Safety Exposition.

Now LVAC can reach places they would have more difficulty getting to by ambulance like heavily crowded areas and park trails.

Captain of Bike Patrol Gabe Casucci told 2 On Your Side "We're also going to be utilizing it to be out in the public eye, so we can stop and talk with people, and just get to know the people we're working with in the town."

Casucci says the bikes have enough supplies to care fore 2 people at an incident. They have supplies such as a defibrillator, oxygen tanks, and standard first aid supplies.

The four new bikes will be manned by 8 patrol officers of the new unit.

LVAC annually responds to over 3,300 emergency medical calls in the Town of Lancaster, the Village of Lancaster, and the Village of Depew.

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