Thread: Civillian Ride Alongs???
02-12-2001, 12:27 PM #1NTCFD_LieutFirehouse.com Guest
Civillian Ride Alongs???
Hello all, my department is currently looking at instigating some sort of "ride along" program for the purposes of recruiting and public relations/awareness.
Any departments out there that have tried or have one of these programs in place?? We are looking for any information that can help us in setting up our own program.
Thanks in advance.
James "Doc" Tarpley
Department Safety Officer
North Tooele County VFD
02-16-2001, 10:28 AM #2D.SCHWERFirehouse.com Guest
What ever you do. Don't follow the US Navy's ride along program.
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02-17-2001, 01:34 AM #3Engine 101Firehouse.com Guest
We require them to contact the department a few weeks in advance let us know what the purpose of the ride along is for, We want to when and what time will you be riding along with us, Once at the Station they are to sign a liabilty waiver stating tha they will not hold the department if they are injurerd or killed while riding along
I will fight fire for Electricity
02-19-2001, 10:53 AM #4NCRSQ751Firehouse.com Guest
We allow it after a waiver is signed. They are not allowed to DO anything, just observe and that is part of the waiver.
We've had everything from prospective members to kids working on school projects, reporters and curious people wanting to know where their donations are going. It works well for us.
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