PALM SPRINGS First responders are those brave men and women who go to work each day not knowing if they will return home alive that evening.

First responders are among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. They are the ones running into burning buildings while everyone else is running  out.

Their efforts do not go unnoticed.

For the entire month of August, all qualified first responders receive free admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as part of “First Responders Days.” In addition, up to four of their guests receive 25% off of their regular tram fares.

“We are happy to have our second annual ‘First Responders Days’ and welcome the men and women who so courageously protect and serve our communities,” Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols said in a prepared statement. “We truly hope they enjoy their visit with us and make cherished memories with their families and friends.”

First responders typically include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, rescuers, and other trained members of organizations connected with this type of work.

Qualifying first responders personnel for free admission include:

  • Fire and police personnel
  • California Highway Patrol
  • County Sheriff Officers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

For a full list of those eligible click here. 

This First Responders program runs August 1-31, 2019 with tickets (only) available at the Tramway’s Valley Station on the day of visit.

About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. Tickets are $26.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors (65+) and $16.95 for children (3-10). For more information, please call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or visit Also, download the free mobile tour now available in the App Store/Google Play.

Image Sources

  • Cathedral City Firefighters: Corey Goddard