In 2014, the SAFD formed an EMT Bike Patrol with used bicycles from the SAPD Bicycle Patrol. The bicycles were used in support of activities such as NIOSA and other evening events.
There was limited funding available for the EMT Bike Patrol. As a result, this year, the Patrol requested funding support from the Wheelmen in order to procure items such as lights to permit night operations. The Patrol also requested city funding and will apply for a TXDOT grant to purchase additional equipment in the future.
In January 2015, the Wheelmen Board discussed and approved a $1,320 donation to the Patrol for the purchase of lights for their bicycles. Any future Wheelmen contributions to the EMT Bike Patrol will be considered based on specific requests for support.