Ride Along Program

OSF Life Flight Ride Along Program with Sister Judith Ann in the cockpit OSF Life Flight is pleased to offer health care and emergency service providers an opportunity to participate in our ride-along program. This observation opportunity is open to all active paramedics, EMTs, registered nurses, law enforcement personnel, fire department personnel and physicians. The weight restriction for helicopter ride-along participants is 220 pounds, and the applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must also be in good health, physically fit and not have a fear of confined spaces.

This experience is a great way for health care and emergency service providers to understand the role of air medical transport better, and experience what it is like to care for patients in the critical care transport environment. 

Step One: Download & Submit an Application

Please select your preferred base and complete the online application and emergency contact information.  Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the base ride along coordinator to schedule a time. 

PEORIA Ride-Along Application

PERU Ride-Along Application

ROCKFORD Ride-Along Application

Step Two: Review and Sign Additional Documents

Once you have been scheduled for your observation shift, we ask that you print, review and sign the following documents. We look forward to seeing you!

Please bring documents marked with an asterisk (*) with you when you arrive for your shift.

1. Ride Along Information Sheet 2. Ride Along Consent and Release*

3. Ride Along Camera Policy* 4. Confidentiality Agreement*