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The Florence Fire Department allows members of the community 18 years of age and older to participate in a Ride-Along program with on-duty emergency crews at our fire stations in the Florence community. This program is intended as an educational endeavor to acquaint community members with the fire and emergency medical services provided by the fire department, 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 Florence Fire Department 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 department will attempt reasonable accommodations to allow the ride-along to occur. However, if unable to allow the ride-along due to physical limitations, FFD 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 FFD welcomes all who are interested.
If you have any questions about the ride-along program or would like to sign up, please complete the form below.