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How an EMT bike team beats N.J. traffic

They get around the gridlock by responding on bicycles, and recently became a regular part of Jersey City's emergency response


JERSEY CITY, N.J. — In an emergency scenario, there is always the danger that an ambulance gets stuck in traffic and can't get to the location in a timely manner.

Now, a group of local paramedics have come up with a creative way to get around the gridlock. 

Michael Felix and Jemell Clark are both members of the Jersey City EMT Bike Team. Instead of an ambulance, they respond to emergencies on bicycles.

Read full story: Jersey City EMT BikeTeam Help Avoid Traffic Delays in Medical Emergencies


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Ty Kitchens Ty Kitchens Friday, August 22, 2014 10:49:19 AM That's an awesome idea. Cost effective and way quicker. Wonder what the average response time is?

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