Brave first responders unite for national ride day
Emergency Medical Services riders, called the White Knights, will head to the Victorian/NSW border in May 2016 for their second annual National Ride Day with other first responders.
White Knights belong to the “Knights Family” of riders including the Blue Knights (police), Red Knights (firefighters), and Orange Knights (State Emergency Service) who will also attend the function.
EMS White Knights consists of paramedics, ambulance officers, sporting medics, military medics, first responders and CPR-trained riders, both active and retired.
These are the brave and dedicated men and women who look after motorcyclists if or when disaster strikes and we thank them for their efforts. In fact, many of us owe our lives to them.
Spokesman Alan “Colonel” Ray says they have about 40 members nationwide, but are looking for more to join their ranks.
“EMS can also include hospital staff (doctors and nurses) and first responders / community officers and communication officers who all work in conjunction with one another to ensure a holistic approach in medical care for the patient,” he says.
EMS White Knights was conceived on July 3, 1998, by Jack Baker in Ontario, Canada, and in November 2014 EMS White Knights Motorcycle Club Australia was founded by Stewart Winnie and Brendan Kosmer.
“Although we are in contact with other White Knights around the world we are all separate organisations,” Alan says.
Their second Annual National Ride will be held in Mulwala on May 13-15, 2016, with riders from most parts of Australia attending.