Aviation Search and Rescue -volunteer information

Find out how to become a Search and Rescue volunteer. 

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

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.