“Biker Down” launch hailed a great success

The Biker Down launch was held by Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service at their HQ in Sterling Road, Kidlington.

The free course has been designed for small informal groups and  teaches practical skills to help motorcyclists avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first - aid and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

Mick Clarke, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Road Safety Manager and a keen motorcyclist said: “The launch was fantastic. We had a full house and everyone seemed to get a lot out of the workshop.

“One of the people who attended had only bought her first motorbike the day before and her mum encouraged her to come along

“We believe the course could prove to be a life saver as what action someone takes  in the first few moments after any accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.

The course is made up of three modules, including accident scene management, motorcycle specific first-aid training i.e. CPR, managing major bleeds and helmet removal and classroom-based tuition on the science of being seen.

Future will be held on

3          September     Deddington Fire Station

17        September     Chipping Norton Fire Station

1          October          Bicester Fire Station

15        October          Abingdon Fire Station

29        October          FRS HQ, Kidlington

12        November      Slade Park Fire Station, Oxford

26        November      Witney Fire Station

10        December      Thame Fire Station



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