Registration is a prerequisite for emergency workers involved
in the conduct of air search and rescue/disaster relief missions conducted
under the authority of this chapter or
(1) Aircraft pilots and observers shall
register with the aviation division by completing and filing a form as
designated by the aviation division.
(2) Main base support personnel, assigned and
working at the aviation division designated incident command post must also be
registered with the aviation division.
Ground personnel engaging in search and
rescue field activities in remote or isolated locations must be registered
emergency workers having complied with the registration requirements of
RCW and chapter
(4) The information
provided during registration may be used by authorized officials to conduct
criminal history, flying record, driving record, and background
(5) Failure to truthfully
respond to statements set forth on the registration form may result in the
denial of registration or revocation of registration.
Registration required under
RCW and this chapter
shall be accomplished by the aviation division on a form supplied or approved
by the aviation division. Registration shall be completed upon the successful
completion of the required training program as approved by the aviation
(a) An employee of the state or of a
political subdivision of the state who is required to perform emergency duties
as a normal part of their job shall not be required to register.
(b) When such individuals are outside the
jurisdiction of their employment during a disaster, emergency, mission or
incident, except when acting under the provisions of a mutual aid agreement,
they should report to the on-scene authorized official and announce their
capabilities and willingness to serve as a volunteer during the emergency or
disaster. The on-scene authorized official shall register the individual as a
(c) Employees of
the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
performing their normal assigned duties in jurisdictions under their control
shall not be required to register.
(d) Members of active duty, reserve, or
National Guard components of the Department of Defense performing duties while
in a "paid duty" status shall not be required to register.
(e) Members of active duty or reserve
components of the U.S. Coast Guard performing duties while in a "paid duty"
status shall not be required to register.
(f) Temporary registration may be authorized
in those emergency situations requiring immediate or on-scene recruiting of
volunteers to assist in time-critical or life threatening situations.