The FireBike Project for motorcyclists
Our FireBike team attends events and biker gatherings throughout Suffolk and the Eastern Region, to talk to riders about road safety.
The team engages with motorcyclists, discussing aspects of motorcycling, including:
- safer attitudes
- advanced skills options
- safer PPE
- bike maintenance
Pit Stop events are also held, where riders can stop off from their journey and talk about the risks they face on the road.
Biker Down training course
As bikers tend to ride in groups or pairs, it is usually the case that when one is involved in an incident, the first person on the scene will be a fellow biker.
Biker Down is a free awareness-raising course for bikers, created by Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and consists of 3 modules:
- Incident scene management
A presentation about on-scene management and personal safety for bikers discovering a crash involving a fellow biker.
- Casualty care
Instructors from the FireBike team with motorcycle first aid specific expertise cover trauma and mechanism of injury, including snatch rescues, basic life support, CPR, managing spinal injuries and crash helmet removal.
- The science of being seen
Instruction and advice from the FireBike team on being conspicuous. As well as discussing phenomena such as motion camouflage and looming, including tips on what you can do to be seen, without the need to cover yourself in luminous yellow.
We offer this course to all bikers, of all standards and experience.
For updates on courses, please check Facebook @bikerdownsuffolk or Twitter @bikerdownsuff.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 260588 if you've any questions.