Requirements and Procedures

Ride-Along Requirements

  • Participant should be at least 18 years or older in age.
  • Participant should be a resident of the fire district, unless pursuing a career with North Metro Fire or enrolled in a fire science or EMS program.
  • Participant should be covered under his/her own insurance plan.
  • Requests must be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. No ride-alongs will be scheduled beyond 4 p.m.
  • Participant must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination consistent with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) current definition of fully vaccinated, and the applicant must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19.


  • Any person who wants to participate in the Ride-Along Program must complete an application and release form. You may fill out the online form, or you may download a PDF copy of the form and mail it in to North Metro Fire's Life Safety Education department at 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. 
  • Participants will provide a minimum of one form of photo identification to be photo copied, attached to the Ride-Along Release Form and returned to the fire district. For those filling out the form online, you can upload a copy of your identification via the website. 
  • Participants will receive email correspondence from North Metro Fire in order to confirm the date, time and location of the ride-along appointment. Participants should arrive on time.
  • Participants should bring money for lunch and snacks during their ride-along. Meals are not covered by the fire district. 


  • Appropriate and professional attire must be worn.
  • Appropriate attire includes navy, black or khaki pants, a navy or black polo shirt, black or brown closed-toe shoes or work boots with rubber soles. 
  • Participant should bring a solid color jacket depending on weather conditions.
  • All clothing must be clean and in good condition. 

The company officer may cancel permission of a ride-along based on the appearance, attitude or conduct of the ride-along participant.