IPMBA News

Membership: What Does it Mean?

Membership: What Does it Mean?

by Gary Strang, PCI #1457 London (ON) Police Service IPMBA Membership Coordinator Historically, membership meant “belonging; being part of something as a group.”  I can think of many groups that began modestly, only to grow into large associations...
Fueled by Inspiration

Fueled by Inspiration

By Mike Wear, PCI #516T-B/EMSCI #059T-B Metropolitan (DC) Police Department IPMBA Education Director A year has passed since the last Board issue of IPMBA News.  I am very excited that I have the privilege of continuing as IPMBA...
Risk-Free Bike Maintenance

Risk-Free Bike Maintenance

By David Cohen, Maryland National Capital Park Police Reserve Unit Have you ever wanted to make adjustments or repairs to your bike, but are afraid of screwing up something?   Perhaps you even went through the IPMBA Maintenance Officer...
Aspen cops’ new electronic bikes benefit veterans

Aspen cops’ new electronic bikes benefit veterans

by Jason Auslander/photo by Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times/January 10, 2017 Aspen Police Officer Braulio Jerez, left, watches as former British Army Capt. David Mills makes an adjustment Friday Keen observers of the downtown scene may have already noticed Aspen...
Pennsylvania Act 44 Recognizes EMS Bike Medics

Pennsylvania Act 44 Recognizes EMS Bike Medics

by Michael J. Patton, CRNA, PHRN, Esq. Lehigh Valley (PA) Health Network Anesthesia Services In June 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 44 (P. L. 338, No. 44) which amended Title 75 (Motor Vehicle Code) of Pennsylvania’s Consolidated Statutes to...
Stair Training Made Easier

Stair Training Made Easier

by Brian Gillman, EMSCI #189T-B Cypress Creek (TX) EMS IPMBA Conference Coordinator Over the years our agency has consistently struggled with locating stairs that are accessible and appropriate for teaching stair ascents.  We live and work in a suburban...
Fight From Your Bike: Martial Artists Show How

Fight From Your Bike: Martial Artists Show How

By Adam Ruggiero, November 30, 2016, GearJunkie.com The Israeli special forces have long been the envy of hand-to-hand combat fighters. One Minneapolis studio modified its martial art, Krav Maga, into the first and only defense program specifically for cyclists. ...