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Schedule A Ride-Along

Observer Program / "Ride-Along"

Photo of a firefighter with a tool and a damaged car

 

Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical’s Observer Program was created to acquaint the citizens of the fire district with a better understanding of the job of a firefighter. An effective ride-along program can serve to enhance public relations as well as encourage individuals pursuing a career in the fire service or interested in what an average shift looks like for a firefighter.

In order to participate in our Observer Program, you must be 18 years of age or older. You must obtain permission from the company officer, who will be overseeing you during your ride-along. Once you are granted permission from the on-duty Battalion Chief, you must fill out and sign a "Waiver of Liability" and provide a photo ID.

Observers are to be dressed in a manner that will not be detrimental to the image of Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical; any dress or clothing deemed inappropriate by the crew or company officer will not be allowed. Company officers are responsible for all individuals at, in, and/or around department property and reserve the right to terminate an observer's ride-along if the "rider's behavior or clothing" is deemed inappropriate. Safety is our number one priority for everyone within Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical. Therefore, shorts, open-toed shoes, or other apparel considered to constitute a safety hazard will not be permitted.

Among the points to remember during your ride along:

  • A company officer may refuse to authorize an observer on his or her duty day.
  • It is imperative for the observer to follow all directions and commands of the company officer or crew. 
  • A typical ride along will be scheduled from 0800-1200 unless approved by company officer.
  • Observers are not allowed to be involved in operations.

 Contact the Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical at ridealong@dmfd.org