Bicycle Emergency Response Team (BERT)
With the extraordinary number of special events going on in the city of Marietta, the fire department is challenged to find ways of meeting the needs of the large numbers of attendees. The July Fourth Celebration, The Glover Park Concerts Series, the Brown Bag concerts, and the Cobb 10k Classic are just a few examples of the events that draw large numbers of visitors. Large fire apparatus may have difficulty getting through the crowded streets, so Marietta's Fire Department strategically places EMTs and Paramedics throughout the event location. Equipped with supplies ranging from basic first aid to heart defibrillators, BERT members weave their way in and out of traffic to reach those in need of care.
Ensuring crowd safety, BERT members ride between parade and spectators.
Ambulances stand by to aid BERT members should the need for transport arise.
BERT members work together to keep spectators at a safe distance.