South Whatcom Fire Authority Ride Along Program


Ride Along Program

Interested in taking a ride with us? We would be glad to have you! Feel free to contact us about the program Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Prior to your ride along experience, we need you to fill out a waiver form. Also, please take a look at our ride along guidelines.

Riders must be at least 16 years of age and have no disabilities that would require accommodation on an emergency scene. Prospective riders under the age of 18 must be approved to ride by the Fire Chief and have the permission of their parent/guardian. Special consideration may be given to riders who are enrolled in a First Responder/EMT course and have the permission of their sponsoring agency.

*COVID-19 Update:  All riders must now be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (14 days post final dose) prior to being allowed to ride.  A copy of the rider’s COVID-19 vaccination record is required to be submitted with the request form.  If verification is not produced, the ride-along will be cancelled.


Our Mission

Dedicated to maintaining a state of readiness to protect our communities through provision of effective and efficient fire and emergency life safety services.