Ride-Along Program

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The Ankeny Fire Department's Ride-Along Program allows current Fire and EMS students to experience, first hand, 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-Saturday, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be 18 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 and a representative  from the Fire Department will be in contact to schedule your interview and observation time.