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Volunteer Information

Becoming a Search and Rescue volunteer requires a large time commitment and months of training.  There is always a need for highly dedicated people to become aircrew members, base support personnel, communication unit operators, and incident management team members.

Basic requirements

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Here are the steps you'll need to complete before getting involved. These are the basic search and rescue volunteer requirements:

Once you have passed the background, FAA Pilot, driving and Washington State Patrol criminal records checks, you will be invited to:

  • Complete WSDOT orientation course
  • Have picture taken for database


For more detailed volunteer information or general questions, contact the WSDOT Aviation Emergency Services Coordinator:

Tom Peterson