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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 citizen knowledge of daily operations and emergency incident mitigation Citizens will be scheduled to ride-along on between the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Requirements:
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 request 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 administrative staff.
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). No hats.
Long pants (Denim is acceptable, must be in in good condition, no holes).
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 the Fire Chief.
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.

Please See Request Form Below:

Ride Along Req Form PDF
  • Forms May be Faxed, Mailed, or brought in to our office. 
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