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Observation Ride Program

Overview

The Glendale Fire Department allows members of the community, 21 years of age and older, to participate in an Observation Ride Program with an on-duty Crisis Response crew at a Glendale fire station. This program is intended as an educational endeavor to acquaint community members with the Fire and Emergency Medical, and Crisis Response Services provided by the Fire Department, and to better understand the duties and responsibilities of today's Crisis Response members.

This program allows for our community to experience responding to emergency calls in a Crisis Response vehicle while observing both Glendale Fire Department and Crisis Response operations in a variety of emergency situations. Observers will also experience firsthand what life in the fire house is all about, and to get to know your Crisis Team Members (CTMs) community firefighters on a more personable basis.

The Observation Ride Program may not be feasible for everyone. Observers, (aka Ride-Alongs and Ride-Along Applicants) must have the physical ability to rapidly get on fire apparatus to prevent delays in emergency response. Riders must also be able to withstand the weather variations common to Arizona for a significant period of time, as necessary to deal with different emergency events. The Fire Department will attempt reasonable accommodations to allow the observation ride to occur.

Important Dates

**ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE REQUIRED TRAINING AFTER THE INTERIVEW IF THEY ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE CR PROGRAM.**

Interviews

 

January 3rd: Interviews

 

 

 

Training  
January 11th & 18th from 6PM till 8PM, Glendale Specific Training
January 13th & 20th from 8 PM till 5 PM, Crisis Intervention Training

Please go through the following steps to complete the Observation Ride Program Packet:

STEP 1 - Read the Overview (this web page)
Details: A glimpse into fire station life

STEP 2 - Review the GUIDELINES
Details: Who to report to, what to expect, where to report, how to dress, and roles and responsibilities on the day of the Observation Ride.
Signature required

STEP 3 - Complete the INTEREST FORM
Details: http://www.glendaleaz.com/CrisisResponse/VolunteerInterestForm.cfm
Enter contact information, if requesting an internship, and days available for an observation ride (must be a 12 hour shift)

STEP 4 - Complete the LIABILITY WAIVER
Details: Release for injury, illness, or loss   
Signature required

STEP 5 - Complete the FEMA Intro to Incident Command System (online)
Details: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b
MUST turn in certificate of completion

STEP 6 - Go through the HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) TRAINING SELF-STUDY PRESENTATION
Details: Protection of health information and respect for patient privacy before, during and after the applicant completes the Ride-Along Program

STEP 7 - Take the HIPAA TRAINING POST TEST
Details: Based on the HIPAA Training Self Study Presentation, the test passing score is 85%
getting 6/8 questions correct
Signature required

STEP 8 - Read and sign the RIDE-ALONG APPLICANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of HIPAA OBLIGATIONS
Details: The applicant agrees to maintaining confidentiality of patient health information and respecting patient privacy
Signature required

STEP 9 - Complete the APPLICATION & COLOR COPY (FRONT &BACK) OF YOUR AZ DRIVER’S LICENSE.
Details: The applicant must complete the entire application in order for it to be processed and provide your driver’s license with current address.  
Signature required

STEP 10 - Complete the Driver’s License Information Request Form
Details: The form must completed and submitted with the other documents.
Signature required

Once these forms are emailed, mailed in or dropped off at Glendale Fire Department Adminstration, Crisis Response Program, 6829 N. 58th Dr. Glendale, AZ 85301 , the Crisis Response Coordinator will contact you with further information.


 

 

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