HOT WHEELS for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

HOT WHEELS for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Published by Mike Draper at 12:10pm 17th January 2020. (Updated at 12:22pm 17th January 2020)

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Generous sponsorship and a flash new bike means the emergency service can expand its Biker Down safety courses.

  • Biker Down is a national road safety initiative aimed at motorcyclists, promoting the safety of bikers on the road
  • It uses expertise of Emergency Services and Road Safety Officers to prepare bikers (and or car drivers) should they be first on the scene of a crash involving a motorcyclist
  • Biker Down was rolled out across the whole of Wiltshire towards the end of last year
  • The Triumph Daytona 675R bike will be used to help promote the course

The Biker Down Wiltshire scheme can now be developed and delivered even further throughout 2020 after generous sponsorship from AJN Steelstock, one of the UK's leading steel stockholders.

As Spire FM News reported, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service piloted the Biker Down scheme with the help of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, but with the new bike and support from AJN Steelstock the free, three-hour course, which covers crash scene management, casualty care and the science behind the scene, can now be delivered in multiple locations across Wiltshire.

EYE CANDY FOR BIKERS

A collage of pictures shows Dean Hoskins from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue with the new Biker Down Wiltshire scheme Dean Hoskins from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue with the Triumph Daytona 675R Fire Bike donated by AJN Steelstock.
HOT WHEELS: Watch Manager, Dean Hoskins, with the Triumph Daytona 675R 'Fire Bike' donated by AJN Steelstock

Christine Sharma, Road Safety Manager, at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said:

"Biker Down was initially started in Wiltshire by Watch Manager, Dean Hoskins, a keen motorcyclist who wanted to see the scheme available in this area."

"Thanks to the sponsorship from AJN Steelstock, which has given both a generous financial contribution and donated a Triumph Daytona 675R motorbike to help promote the scheme, we are now able to make this part of our county-wide road safety delivery."

SIGN-UP FOR THE BIKER DOWN COURSE

The Biker Down scheme, which promotes the safety of bikers on the road and prepares motorcyclists and drivers should they be the first on the scene of a Road Traffic Accident involving a motorcyclist, is free to attend.

The view of the road from a motorcyclist's helmet camera riding on the A338 at Downton.
SAFETY SCHEME: Biker Down was initially started in Wiltshire by Watch Manager and keen biker, Dean Hoskins.

AJN: PROUD TO BE WORKING WITH DORSET & WILTSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE

Alan Boyden, joint Managing Director, at AJN Steelstock, said:

"As an experienced biker, and with numerous like-minded staff at AJN, I really see the benefit of schemes like Biker Down and was only too pleased to support the new Wiltshire programme."

"I have no doubt that the course will help to save lives, and we'll certainly be promoting it to our customers and colleagues."

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