Ride Along Program

The purpose of this program is to allow interested persons to ride on a departmental unit with Franklin County Public Safety personnel. The program is designed to increase awareness of the Franklin County Public Safety emergency services through direct contact with the emergency medical services and suppression personnel and their work at the scene of an accident, illness, fire, or other incident.

Candidate Criteria

Candidates for the program should at a minimum have an interest in emergency medical or fire services as:

  • Career:
    • Career-changer
    • High school or college student 16 or older
  • Decision maker:
    • Board member
    • Elected official
    • Leadership participant
    • Taxpayer
  • Job-related educational opportunity


A Ride Along Application can be obtained during normal business hours at the:
Public Safety Office
1488 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More Information

For further information regarding this program, you may contact the Public Safety Department at 540-483-3091, or: Email J.A. Pendleton to schedule a date and time.