Job Shadow/Ride Along

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Do you have what it takes to become a First Responder? 

Getting involved in the fire and emergency services fosters the next generation of first responders. The Marion Fire Department's job shadow/ride along program allows you to participate in the fire and emergency services community for half a day to better understand the job of EMS/fire rescue personnel and the skills needed to interact with patients.  A job shadow can provide you with valuable insight to the skills needed to become a firefighter/EMT.


To Qualify:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Riders that are between 16 and 18 years of age must have the written permission of a parent or guardian
  • Must be approved by the Chief or designee in advance.
  • All riders must provide written proof of a “no want” status from the Marion Police Department
  • Consent to a public information background check prior to permission being granted.
  • No rider will be permitted to ride more than two (2) times per calendar year without special permission.


To Apply:

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Return completed application to the Marion Fire Department, 3933 Katz Drive.


Next Step:

  1. The MFD will have a background check
  2. Once the background check is returned, we will call you to schedule a day and time