Are you interested in a career in the fire service? Are you looking for an opportunity to experience the daily operations of a fire department?
The Kennewick Fire Department has a Ride-Along Program that allows for applications from citizens that have a practical need to ride with Kennewick Fire Department crews. Riders under the age of 18 are prohibited unless they are enrolled in the Tri-Tech Firefighting Program.
If you are interested in applying to participate in a ride-along with a Kennewick Fire Department crew, please review the policy below to determine if you qualify.
KFD Ride-Along Program Policy
If you meet the criteria, please download, review, and complete the documents below.
Ride-Along Application Form
Ride-Along Liability Release Form
Ride-Along Rules of Conduct
Ride-Along Applicants that have not completed a background check through an approved program will be required to complete one at their own expense. The preferred method to obtain a background check is through the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH) portal.
To access the WATCH Portal, use the link below:
WSP WATCH Portal
Submit your completed Ride-Along Program Application:
When you are ready to submit the application packet, compile the signed Ride Along Application Form, Ride Along Liability Release Form, Ride Along Rules of Conduct and the background check, and submit your packet through the form below. The Deputy Chief of Operations will review your packet and someone will be in contact with you with the results of the application review.