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Ride-ALong Policy

If you would like to schedule a Ride-Along, please review the requirements and request procedure below:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Write a letter of request and include the following:

        a.  A business reason why you would like to go on a Ride-Along.
        b.  Date(s) that you would like to schedule the Ride-Along for.
            (at least 2 weeks out from the date you send the letter)
        c.  Whether you want to ride with an Aid Crew or a Fire crew.  (You may
             specify a particular station or unit that you would like to ride with
             but it is not required.)   
        d.  Contact phone number and email address.       
  3. If your request is accepted and a Ride-Along is scheduled, you will be required to sign a Seattle Fire Department Release Form.
  4. You are not eligible for a Ride-Along if you are currently in the Seattle Fire Department application or pre-employment screening process.

Send your request letter to:

Assistant Fire Chief of Operations
Seattle Fire Department
301 Second Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104 USA


Last Modified:   January 03, 2017

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