Ride Along Information
Thank you for your interest in AirMed. Please read all the information below to see if you qualify prior to filling out the application.
The ride along season starts in October and ends at the end of April. At this time we have a lengthy waiting list of ride along candidates. Our ride along classes are full for the remainder of the year. Every ride along is guaranteed a flight. As a result of this we can’t anticipate how many days we have available this upcoming season. Please fill out the application if you meet the eligibility criteria. Qualified candidates will be notified by email. Applications accepted at this time will most likely be for the 2014-2015 season.
Ride along Eligibility
- Persons wishing to fly with us must be an EMT, Paramedic, RN, MD, RT, Fire Fighter or law enforcement officer currently working with an agency or hospital in the Emergency Medicine/Intensive Care/EMS field within the AirMed service area.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Participant's weight must not exceed 215 pounds in uniform and boots.
- You must have taken a ride-along class within one year before you are able to schedule a ride along.
- After submitting your application, you will be contacted as soon as possible. Please allow us adequate time for one of the designated staff members from the program to contact you.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR RIDE ALONG:
- Ride Along participants should dress appropriately for the weather, using layers for cold temperatures in anticipation of possibly spending long periods of time outside. Fabrics should be of natural fibers (cotton, wool, etc.). Please do not wear nylon or other synthetic fiber clothing. Leather boots are recommended for foot protection. EMS uniforms are appropriate. If you do not have an EMS uniform, a pair of dark cotton pants and cotton pullover shirt is preferred. If it is cold, bring a warm coat. NO DENIM OR JEANS!
- You must be in good health and not suffering from a head cold on the day of your Ride Along. The flight crew on duty reserves the right to reschedule a participant if in their judgment you should not fly due to illness. Participants who are pregnant will only be allowed to fly during the first trimester of pregnancy. You must not have any physical limitations that would restrict a prompt entry and exit from the aircraft.
- Please bring something with you to do when you are not flying (i.e. school work, book to read, etc.). Bring money or food to eat, as you'll be eating with the flight crews. We have a refrigerator and microwave if needed. Eating during your day with us helps reduce airsickness.
- AirMed reserves the right to refuse participation at any time, at the discretion of the pilot or flight crew.
- No-shows will not be rescheduled.