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OSF Life Flight Ride-Along Program

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 better understand the role of air medical transport and experience what it is like to care for patients in the critical care transport environment. 

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. 

Note: Due to adjustments in flight scheduling, the Peoria ride-along program is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!
PERU – Ride Along Application
ROCKFORD – Ride Along Application
Once you have been scheduled for your observation shift, we ask that you print, review and sign the following documents:

Ride Along Information Sheet

Ride Along Consent and Release-(sign and bring with you)

Ride Along Camera Policy-(sign and bring with you)

We look forward to seeing you!

OSF Life Flight Crew