The University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit often utilizes bicycles to respond to emergencies where an ambulance may not be able to drive to. Often times, special events on campus and in nearby communities will require an EMS Bike Team to standby for possible emergencies. These events include UD Football Games, 5K’s, the Delaware Marathon, and Bike Races.
Since the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit Bike Team is activated so often, specialized training classes are held for the EMTs. Based on International Police Mountain Bike Association courses, the UDECU classes cover navigating through crowds, biking over rough terrain, biking during inclement weather, and many other topics. UDECU has a tradition of excellence in EMS, therefore all Bike Team certified EMTs are required to go though these rigorous training classes.