The purpose of this guideline is to establish a procedure to be followed for non-field employees and outside visitors who wish to ride along in Medic Emergency vehicles. This will allow persons interested in the Ride Along Program at Medic to study the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for journalistic or scholastic reasons and/or allow employees an opportunity for first-hand experience.

To participate in the ride along program you must complete a ride along request form, attach copies of any EMS licenses and certifications or state the purpose of your request. Once we receive it, we will consider your request and you will be notified if approved. You may NOT ride along until your request has been accepted and approved. Medic reserves the right to disapprove any request without cause.


What To Wear: White-collared, button-down shirt or department/agency/school uniform shirt. Current certification patches are permitted.

  • Black/Dark Blue slacks/EMS pants. Black shoes.
  • School uniform ID is desirable, but not required.
  • Photo ID must be carried with you during your ride along.
  • Clean neat appearance. Consider having appropriate gear for inclement weather including winter coat and/ or rain jacket as we are often outside for long periods of time.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your shift.

Riders who do not comply with the clothing requirements will not be allowed to ride their scheduled shift.

You must wear seat belts at all times when the vehicle is in motion, unless it is impossible to do so. You may not drive the ambulance at any time for any reason. Individuals who are not riding as part of a field preceptor experience are not permitted to treat patients and are only permitted to observe and perform limited tasks as instructed by the crew.

You are expected to observe courteous, common sense behavior towards our patients, crews, facility staff and any other people you may come into contact with while on our ambulance.

You must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in the ride along program.

Riders are expected to follow all direction from the crew at all times and to adhere to all safety rules, including wearing of any personal protective equipment as directed by the crew.

Riders who do not comply with these rules will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to ride again.

These rules are subject to change and/or revision at any time with/without notice.

Ride Along
Thank you for your interest in riding along with MEDIC! Please complete this form to begin the ride along process.



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For you to ride with us, we will require a copy of a valid photo ID. A student ID is acceptable, a driver's license is preferred.


I, the undersigned, hereby request to accompany the Mecklenburg EMS Agency personnel on emergency and routine medical calls for the purpose of expanding my personal and professional interests and abilities. I am fully aware of the potential risks and dangers involved, the possibility of witnessing emotionally traumatic situations and that unexpected dangers may arise during such activities. I assume all risks of injury to my person, both mental and physical, or property that may be sustained in connection with the stated and associated activities.

In consideration that permission is granted to me to ride on a Mecklenburg EMS Agency ambulance, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, administrators and assigns release, remise and discharge the Mecklenburg EMS Agency from all claims, demands, action and causes of action of any sort, for injuries sustained by my person, both mental and physical and/or property during my presence on said premises and participation of the stated activities.

I represent myself and certify that my true age is stated below. I certify that my attendance and participation in the above stated activities is voluntary and that I am of sound body and mind.

I certify that I fully read the waiver and release, confidentiality forms and guidelines. I certify that I fully understand all that has been written as it applies to me.

Lastly, I understand that any rider - at any time or reason shall be subject to removal and/or rejection from this program without explanation.