Typically, one family member or friend can ride to the hospital with the patient.  Normally the family member or friend will ride in the front cab passenger seat of the ambulance. This way they can be properly secured with a seat belt.  In addition, this allows the fire department paramedics and company personnel to tend to the patient without the interference of the family or friend.  One exception is if we are transporting a small child.  In these situations the mother or father will normally be allowed ride in the back of the ambulance to the hospital.