Ride safely - Fire Bike and Biker Down
We want to reduce motorcycle
casualties on the roads in Kent and Medway. KFRS goes to hundreds
of road crashes involving motorcycles and scooters every year.
Riders will have been trapped, seriously injured or
The Firebike scheme
Our Fire Bike team goes to events and track days to talk to
riders about road safety.
They also hold Pit Stop events where riders can stop off from
their journeys and chat about the risks they face on the road.
Celebrity supporters include dancer and TV star
James Jordan as well as adventurer Charley Boorman,
who visited KFRS to endorse the scheme.
Direct video link: http://www.youtube.com/v/9fvOvB9MqCg
Biker Down! training course
Often bikers ride in groups or pairs and it is
usually the case that when one is involved in an accident the first
person on the scene will often be a fellow biker.
Many clubs and groups discuss the need for the
training of riders in how to deal with a crashed biker. Injured
motorcyclists need to be dealt with in a specific manner by a First
Aider due to the mechanics of the type of injuries possibly
suffered and the issues surrounding helmet removal.
Direct video link: http://www.youtube.com/v/SpYyxJnQ9D0
To respond to this, we are offering a FREE ‘First Aid for Bikers
Course. ‘Biker Down’ includes three modules:
Incident scene management
A presentation from a Fire Bike Team member,
on scene management and personal safety for a biker happening upon
an RTC involving a motorcyclist.
This module is delivered by qualified Life
Support Instructors, from KFRS with Motorcycle First Aid specific,
expertise, covering; Trauma and mechanism of injury, snatch
rescues, why when and how, basic life support, CPR,
managing spinal injuries and crash helmet removal, when and
The science of being seen
During this session the attendees receive
instruction and advice on conspicuity, how effective is Hi – Viz?
Looking at the use of conspicuity clothing and Hi-Viz aids. Within
in this talk phenomena such as Motion Camouflage and Looming are
discussed as well as tips on what you can do to be seen without
necessarily the need for covering yourself head to foot in
luminous yellow! This module is delivered by Kevin Williams
of Survival Skills Motorcycle Training who is an Advanced
Instructor and widely experienced as both an Author of several
Motorcycling Books and as a Lead Rider, regularly leading parties
of bikers, both in this country and abroad.
Our aim is to offer this course to all bikers.
We feel this will prove to be a highly valued service within our
minority group of road users, who make up the highest casualty
rates. Find out more on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kentfirebike
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What else you can do:
Every year bikes become faster, lighter and sharper so it makes
sense that you need to be sharper too. By developing your
skills and putting the emphasis on yourself to
avoid unsafe situations you can enjoy your bike to the max.
Find out more at:
For any further information please contact Lawrence Pater on
01474 535 943.