Ride-a-long program

The Ride-Along Program was developed to encourage citizens and future firefighters to ride out with one of the fire companies. As an observer, the citizens can gain first-hand experience on what it is like to be a firefighter. It also increases the citizen knowledge of daily operations and emergency incident mitigation Citizens can ride-along any day between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

The following requirements must be met for any non-employee of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District to participate in the Ride-Along Program:

Observers must be at least 16 years of age.
Observers must provide a copy of their valid driver license for proof of age.
Observers must complete and sign a Ride-Along, Release and liability Agreement Form.
The above form must be approved by the Fire Chief.
Observers must have permission of the on-duty Captain or Acting Captain.
Observers must schedule their ride-along with the on-duty Captain or Acting Captain.
Observers must adhere to the following dress code:
Collared shirt (Fire Department T-shirts are permitted or T-Shirts with no markings in good condition).
Long pants ( jeans ok if in good condition).
Shoes or boots (No slippers, sandals or open-toed footwear allowed).
Food and beverages are the responsibility of the Observer.

All persons participating in the Ride-Along Program shall operate only as observers unless otherwise directed by a Fire District Supervisor
All Observers shall conduct themselves accordingly. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and could cause immediate dismissal from the Ride-Along Program.
Limited to one, 8-hour block, every 60 days.

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