Aviation emergency management

WSDOT is responsible by statute for the coordination and management of aerial search and rescue within the state. This includes coordinating aircraft for disaster response & recovery when requested.

WSDOT is responsible for the coordination and management of aerial search and rescue within the state.

Find out how to become a Search and Rescue volunteer. 

Traffic fatality crashes on Washington public roadways

increased 56% in March 2021 compared to March 2020.

11,906 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during the third quarter of 2021, nearly 6% more than same quarter in 2020.

WSF ridership was nearly 5.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022,

which was 1.6 million (38.3%) higher than the corresponding quarter in FY2021