Emergency Medical Technician Ride-Alongs

Emergency Medical Technicians

Effective Immediately: Until further notice, UCLA Emergency Medical Services will not be offering Ride-Alongs.

At the discretion of the EMS Manager, UCLA EMS offers ride-alongs to students, staff and visitors wishing to learn more about the campus ambulance program or emergency medical services in general. These ride-alongs are for observation only. Regardless of medical training, our ride-along participants cannot assist in patient care.

UCLA EMS ride-alongs do not qualify for credit for EMT training programs. The reason is that our call volume is not high enough to meet the requirements, and we cannot allow students to play an active role in patient care.

Ride-alongs are typically scheduled for weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., however requests for other days and times will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon arrival for your ride-along shift, you will be required to sign a liability waiver and agree to a routine wants and warrants check by the on-duty watch commander prior to being allowed inside the Police Station. All ride-along participants must be 18 years of age or older. Please have your driver's license with you when you report for your ride-along.

Ride-along attire will consist of:

  1. White or light colored button-down or polo type shirt (no visible) logo's or lettering
  2. Black or dark blue pants (no jeans)
  3. Black or brown shoes or boots (all white tennis shoes are acceptable)

Prior to scheduling a ride-along, individuals must complete HIPAA training, and email HIPAA training Course Completion and Statement of Confidentiality to the EMS Manager.

HIPAA training information

Ride-alongs may be scheduled by contacting the EMS Manager at the email address below.

UCLA Emergency Medical Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 206-8886
Fax: (310) 206-6812
Mail Code: 136408


601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Station Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week