"Our Mission: We, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, exist to serve and protect the Community through emergency management."

Ride Alongs

The Ride Along Program provides individuals the opportunity to ride as a guest on an El Dorado Hills Fire Department vehicle. Citizens wishing to participate in this program must be a minimum of sixteen years old and have a fire, EMS, or other related reason to ride along.

Please fill out the pdfRide Along Request Form and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In order to accommodate possible schedule conflicts, several alternative dates should be supplied.


Ride Along Requirements:

  • Read and adhere to the Ride Along Guidelines and complete the Waiver (print, sign and bring to your appointment)
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must comply with the dress code (see Ride Along Guidelines)
  • Must schedule and make arrangements 21 days prior to date of ride-along
  • The rider will be a passive observer and must obey any orders given by the Supervisor they are assigned to
  • The rider will not interfere with El Dorado Hills Fire Department personnel in the performance of their duties
  • The rider will not handle any El Dorado Hills Fire Department equipment, unless specifically authorized by EDHFD personnel
  • The rider will be required to authorize and pay for the costs of a background check (estimated $45)

EMT/Paramedic ride along

  • Ride Along times: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Limited to 24 hours per month
  • Please provide us with a minimum of 21 days advance notice.

General ride along

  • Ride Along times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Limited to 8 hours per month
  • Please provide us with a minimum of 21 days advance notice.

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