Ride Along Program

The Ankeny Fire Department's Ride-Along Program allows current Fire and EMS students to experience, firsthand, the satisfaction in helping our citizens during an emergency. This program provides a closer look at what firefighting and EMS are and how you can pursue this as a career.

Observers are welcome to schedule either a six or 12-hour shift Monday through Saturday, between 7 am and 7 pm

Participant Requirements

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must be a student, enrolled in a fire-related or EMS-related course
  • Complete the required paperwork
  • Interview with the Division Chief of Training prior to the scheduled ride time to discuss expectations

Please complete a Ride-Along Request Form (PDF) and a representative from the Fire Department will be in contact to schedule your interview and observation time.