Bike-based program certifies student volunteers as EMTs

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A unique program at Temple certifies student volunteers as emergency medical technicians, who use bicycles to navigate the busy main campus. "Right now our average response time is 1 minute, 25 seconds," said Zach Reichenbach, the program's director. The EMTs provides initial medical care until a medic unit arrives. "They spend time in the Emergency Department [at Temple University Hospital] and work side by side with physicians and nurses to get additional experience and training," said Gerald Wydro, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Temple's School of Medicine.