The Superstition Fire & Medical District allows members of the community 16 years of age and older to participate in a Ride-Along program with on-duty emergency crews at our various fire stations in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon communities. This program is intended as an educational endeavor to acquaint community members with the fire and emergency medical services provided by the fire district, and to better understand the duties and responsibilities of today’s firefighters.
This program allows for our community to experience responding to emergency calls in a fire truck or in a command vehicle while observing Superstition Fire & Medical District operations in a variety of emergency situations. Observers will also experience first-hand what life in the fire house is all about, and to get to know your community firefighters on a more personal basis.
The ride-along program may not be feasible for everyone. Riders must have the physical ability to rapidly get on fire apparatus to prevent delays in emergency response. Riders must also be able to withstand the weather variations common to Arizona for a significant period of time, as necessary to deal with different emergency events. The fire district will attempt reasonable accommodations to allow the ride-along to occur. However, if unable to allow the ride-along due to physical limitations, SFMD will then strive to accommodate informational station tours or other appropriate substitutes, if so desired.
From the person seeking knowledge and information to guide their career path; to the concerned citizen desiring to experience a day-in-the-life of a firefighter, SFMD welcomes all who are interested.
To participate in the Ride-Along program the following requirements must be completed:
- Review the Ride-Along Policies and Procedures
- Review the HIPAA Guide
- Complete the Ride-Along HIPAA Test
- Complete the Ride-Along Liability Waiver
The Test and Liability waiver can be mailed or dropped off during regular business hours at the Regional Training Center located at 3700 E. 16th Avenue, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 between 7am and 6pm Monday through Thursday.
If you have any questions about the ride-along program, please complete the form below.