Every year thousands of volunteers answer the call for help, and now you can learn firsthand about the training, equipment, and satisfaction of supporting your community during an emergency. In addition, this unique opportunity provides a close look at what EMS is about and how you can volunteer or pursue a career in pre-hospital medicine.
Participants must be of sound mind and physically capable to participate and must be at least eighteen or 16 years old with parental consent. To participate in the program, the Ride-A-Long information and request form, the confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement, and the accident waiver and release forms must be signed by the applicant and submitted via email, fax or hand delivered to COCVAC HQ for review. COCVAC will contact you and let you know whether your application to Ride-A-Long has been approved and the date you are scheduled to ride. A Ride-A-Long can be done any day of the week at any of the following times: 6 am to Noon, Noon to 6 pm, and 6 pm to midnight.
For a full list of requirements please see the Ride-A-Long Information Packet.
Riders must wear Appropriate attire which is suitable for having public contact.
A black plain T-shirt or Polo Shirt.
Black EMS or Khaki style pants.
Black boots or sneakers. *No open toed or high heel or “flats” shoes*
Dark jacket permitted in colder weather.
Ride-A-Long participants may not wear any FIRE and or EMS agency logo apparel.
It is advisable to bring enough money with you to purchase any food or refreshments or your you might want to consume while you are riding along.