We are actively evaluating the evolving international outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and working with healthcare partners at the state and federal levels. We are focusing on the well-being of our employees to continue providing robust services and to reduce transmission in our community.
We offer ride-along experiences for EMS students and hospital Medical students.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Carthage Fire Department (CFD). CFD is a professional organization willing to provide students with the opportunity to observe medical and fire responses on a non-emergent and emergent level. Many times, it is difficult to understand the profession of a First Responder until you have seen it first-hand.
Print and complete the Release and Liability Waiver (PDF) and bring the Release and Liability waiver to the Carthage Fire Department at 401 W Chestnut, Carthage, MO. Fill out these forms completely. Please read this form carefully before signing; as we will hold you responsible for adhering to the expectations.
We hope you have a positive learning experience and an enjoyable time.
All third riders must be at least 16 years of age. If the third rider is under the age of 18, a parent guardian must sign a release form.
The form must be read, completed, and signed, to include: Release and Liability Waiver.
The Carthage Fire Department will conduct a background check on all individuals applying for a Third Ride.
A picture ID must be presented to the station officer at the time of the ride.
No use of controlled substance or consumption of any alcohol within eight hours prior to the ride.
No profane or abusive language or behavior or otherwise inappropriate behavior during the ride.
Do not operate any department vehicles or unauthorized equipment.
Do not carry or wear any weapons.
Do not carry or operate any recording devices or cameras.
Operate under the direction of the Station Officer at all times.
Third Riders must be groomed and dressed appropriately, including acceptable personal hygiene. A station officer has the discretion and authority to deny the ride due to unacceptable grooming and clothing.
Riders must be dressed in:
Dark pants (no jeans or shorts).
Light blue or white button-down or polo type shirt (shirts must have a collar, t-shirts are not allowed).
Dark-colored shoes must be worn.