Ride-Along Program

Purpose and Scope

The Ride-Along Program provides an opportunity for citizens to experience fire service functions first hand.

Program Requirements

Before participating in a ride-along, every participant who may come into contact with private health-related information will be required to complete Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training and sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep all confidential information learned during the ride-along confidential.

Participants must be at least 16 years old. Before participating in a ride-along, every person must acknowledge the risks and sign a written waiver of claims and release of liability.

The participant must be in good health and must not be suffering from any illness or injury, including cold, flu or respiratory infection, on the day of the ride along.


The Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District ride-along program is offered to residents, students and those employed within the District. Every attempt will be made to accommodate interested persons; however, any applicant may be disqualified without cause. Factors that may be considered in disqualifying an applicant include and are not limited to:
  • Being under 16 years of age.
  • Prior criminal history.
  • Pending criminal action.
  • Pending lawsuit against the District.
  • Denial by any supervisor.
  • Poor health or other condition that cannot be reasonably accommodated.


You will find the four needed documents to start the process of joining the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection Disrict ride-along program. Download the documents and bring to the Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District at 103 East Beaver Street, Yorkville, IL, 60560.