Volunteer for search & rescue
Becoming a Search and Rescue volunteer requires a large time commitment and months of training. However, there is always a need for highly dedicated people to become aircrew members, base support personnel, communication unit operators, and incident management team members.
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:
- Opening for your skillset in your geographic area
- Have completed FEMA IS-700 course
- Have completed FEMA ICS-100 course
- Have current First Aid/CPR/AED card
- Complete WSDOT Non-disclosure form (pdf 33 kb)
- Apply to WSDOT on the Aviation Emergency Services Volunteer Form (pdf 38 kb). Attach copies of your FEMA Course Certificates and current First Aid, CPR and AED cards to the form.
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.