Isabel Casalduero stressed that “the immediacy of the care provided is possible because the unit uses bicycles equipped with a semi-automatic defibrillator and a first aid kit, essential to provide a basic life support service”.
The Councillor for Emergencies and Civil Protection of Lorca City Council, Isabel Casalduero, has reported the recovery and implementation of a Bicycle Unit within the Municipal Emergency Service.
Casalduero announced that “within the Lorca Emergency and Civil Protection Service we have recovered the Rapid Intervention Unit (URI), a unit made up mainly of Health Emergency Technicians (TES) and other volunteers who, with great dedication and training, are prepared to assist citizens in situations where rapid intervention is required and the vicissitudes of the context prevent other resources from accessing immediately”.
The councillor detailed that “the immediacy of the care provided is possible because the unit uses bicycles as a means of transport, equipped with a semi-automatic external defibrillator (DESA) and a first aid kit, essential to provide a basic life support service to any citizen, if necessary”.
Casalduero Jódar specified that “this unit, which has been operational since the COVD-19 pandemic situation, has been used mainly to provide the service of distributing face masks to the citizens of the municipality. Now, with its formalisation, its functionality has been permanently extended to cover other types of urgent and pressing services, benefiting from it due to its characteristics”.
The Councillor for Emergencies has indicated that “this Bicycle Unit will intervene in events that meet certain conditions such as those that take place in pedestrian areas, or difficult to access or events with very specific profiles, being a resource ‘advance’ to other emergency services available to our municipality”.
“It will be this afternoon when the Rapid Intervention Unit comes into operation as a formal unit, and will do so accompanying the activity ‘En Bici a la Feria’ included in the program organized to commemorate European Mobility Week from the Department of Mobility. A cycle ride that, through the tricycle initiative ‘Pedaladas solidarias’ launched by the Department of Policy for the Elderly, will allow people over 65 years old, with functional diversity or mobility problems, to enjoy a nice ride around the city.
Isabel Casalduero has highlighted “the Civil Protection Volunteers Group of Lorca, made up of thirty volunteers, has launched the rapid intervention unit, in order to continue offering, as efficiently as possible, its services to the citizens of the Municipality of Lorca, as has been carried out since its creation”.