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New mode of transportation helps responders move faster

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego Fire-Rescue teams are getting ready for the Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon with a new high-tech mode of transportation.

They were training on the ZuumCraft interceptors Thursday. These motorized bikes will be equipped with an array of medical equipment so paramedics can quickly respond to distressed runners.

"Time is obviously a factor. The sooner you can get to a patient, the better off you're going to be," explained Captain Michael Pachedo, San Diego Fire-Rescue Paramedic.

The ZuumCrafts will be used at a number of other high-volume events, such as parades, races and beach patrol during busy holidays.

Currently, the department has four of the bikes, but hope to buy four more next year.

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