Dick "Slider" A. Gilmore was born on a farm in Sioux Rapids, Iowa on March 1,1943.Slider
has been riding motorcycles since the mid 1960's and has been involved with Basic Life Support Classes and training since sometime during the 1970's on an ongoing volunteer basis.
Having been victim of a car-motorcycle accident, he
recognized the need for training regarding motorcycle accidents for emergency personnel, because of the lack of knowledge shown when he
also realized the need for motorcycle riders, themselves; to be better informed as to how they could assist at the scene of an accident, He
understood this need from his
involvement with his
communities' emergency support system.
In 1986, he
fulfilled these two educational needs by developing the first two slide presentation classes, in the country at the time, that dealt with motorcycle accidents.'Accident Scene Management
The ASM class is well known in the motorcycle community.Slider teaches motorcycle riders what to do, how to call for an ambulance, and what information to obtain while waiting for the ambulance.
Both TWT and ASM classes teach the importance of the fastest and best way to take care of a motorcycle accident victim during the "Golden Hour"...the first hour after an accident, which' can determine if the victim lives or dies.
It was so awful that Charlie felt Slider
would probably never teach again.Little did Charlie know about Slider...Doing something poorly only motivated him to excel!Within one year, he
became one of the best CPR instructors that Charlie had ever seen.Slider
continued to expand his
offerings for EMS to other areas including farm accidents, shock, and time management, ETA.But, none have surpassed the Two Wheel Trauma concept.Slider has been a Critical Incident stress Management Team member for NW Iowa, covering 17 counties, since 1993.
Critical incident Stress debriefing (CISD) is an appointment in which he
is called to assist with counseling First Responders and Ambulance people to better understand and deal with their own emotional trauma after responding to an EMS call that was especially disturbing.
In appreciation for improving the image of motorcycling.The National Coalition of Motorcyclists
(NCOM) awarded Slider their Silver Spoke Award in 1998.He
was the third recipient of this prestigious award, being preceded by Malcolm Forbes and Willie G. Davidson.Slider is a member of AMA, MRF, and a Lifetime Member of HOG.He has been an honorary member of UBOM, and an honorary member of many ABATE districts throughout the country In expression for their appreciation for the ASM and TWT classes and the enjoyable way he teaches.
No one person has done more to promote all important aspects of the sport than Slider Gilmore.He
has worked incredibly hard toward prevention or motorcycle accidents and the promotion of first aid education.He
seeks to blend the worlds of motorcycling with emergency medical services to break stereotypical barriers through example as well as education.He
has brought the best of both worlds to the forefront.
In addition to looking the part, sliders' motorcycle and EMT credentials are impeccable.He
is an EMTI and bas held every office in the EMS in his
has been awarded the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists
(I hope I got that right) The previous two recipients were Malcolm Forbes (think lots and lots of money) and Willie G. Davidson (as in Harley Davidson).He
has also been inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame