What is a Ride Along?
A ride along is when you come to the station for a period of time to observe how our station operates, and to ride on emergency apparatus while they are responding to calls. If you are interested in observing please fill out the ride-along inquiry form on this page.
What is Required to Participate on a Ride Along?
- You MUST complete the Release and Waiver of Liability Form and have it notarized prior to performing the ride along.
- Ride along typically starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends no later than 9:00 p.m.
- See Napoleon Fire and Rescue’s Policy 328 for program details.
What is Required During a Ride Along?
- For safety reasons, you must always follow the direction and instruction of Napoleon Fire and Rescue personnel while on calls or in the station.
- When on an emergency incident, you are strictly an observer. You may not speak to a patient or participate in their care in any way. After the call, you may ask Napoleon Fire and Rescue personnel questions about what you observed.
- Patient Confidentiality must be maintained. Any information regarding a patient is strictly confidential and must not be discussed with anyone after the ride along experience.
- When riding in any apparatus, the wearing of the vehicle seat belt is mandatory.
- Tobacco usage is not permitted while riding, or anywhere inside the station.
What Else do I Need to Know?
Some ride along periods can conclude without any emergency incidents. If so, you may schedule a second ride along.
Napoleon Fire and Rescue reserves the right to terminate any Ride Along due to extreme weather, unusual call load, non-compliance with professional conduct or dress, or other unforeseen events.