WSDOT Orientation Course for SAR Aircrew and Mission Base Staff

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:15 AM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 8:38 AM ]
WSDOT Orientation Course for SAR Aircrew and Mission Base Staff

When:                                  May 26, 2018
Where:                                 Olympia, WA
Instructor:                           Tom Peterson, WSDOT Aviation Emergency Services Program Manager

Deadline to register:            May 17, 2018

Class size may be limited. If so, persons will be selected in the order in which they complete the application process as outlined below.

If you are serious about participating in aerial search and rescue missions in Washington, there are a few steps you must complete before you are eligible for the issuance of a WSDOT Emergency Worker card, which is a prerequisite to participate in aerial search missions in Washington, regardless of your CAP qualifications.

Please follow these steps carefully:
 

1.            COMPLETE THE FEMA IS-700 COURSE

a.            Get FEMA SID (if you do not already have one): To take this online study course, you must first register for a FEMA SID number. Follow the directions on the site below and you will be issued an SID: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

b.            Take the test: Review this page and downloadable course material. There is also a link to take a test when you are ready: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a

c.            Print your course completion certificate as you will need to attach a copy of it to your WSDOT application.

2.            COMPLETE THE FEMA ISC-100 COURSE

a.            Get FEMA SID: Again, you will need an SID to complete this course.

b.            Take the test: Review this page and downloadable course material. There is also a link to take a test when you are ready: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b

c.            Print your course completion certificate as you will need to attach a copy of it to your WSDOT application.

3.            OBTAIN CURRENT FIRST AID/CPR/AED CARD

a.            Find a class: There are a variety of ways to do this. 

  • The American Red Cross regularly puts on courses. Their directory is here: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr

  • The YMCA sometimes offers classes. If you are already a Y member, go to their website and find out if a class will be offered soon near you. To Google “YMCA CPR Classes Near Me” click here.

  • There are also commercial courses offered online. One is Pro First Aid. A link to their website is: http://www.profirstaid.com/ 

  • Many local fire stations, cities, parks and rec departments, etc., also offer free, reduced price and/or regular training. Check your local city’s website.

b.            Print your course completion certificate as you will need to attach a copy of it to your WSDOT application.

 

4.            SIGN THE WSDOT NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

a.            Read this form carefully: WSDOT Non-Disclosure Agreement

b.            Print and sign: Assuming you agree with the provisions, print and sign this form. You will need to attach a copy of it to your WSDOT application.

5.            COMPLETE THE WSDOT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PACKET

Review this information carefully and fill out the application.

DO NOT SEND THE APPLICATION TO WSDOT.

Instructions for what to do with all of this material are included below.

To access this application, go to: WSDOT Volunteer Application Packet for Emergency Worker Card


6.            REGISTER FOR THE WSDOT ORIENTATION COURSE

AGAIN, DO NOT MAIL TO WSDOT. BE SURE TO ATTACH COPIES OF ALL THE CERTIFICATES TO VERIFY COMPLETION OF THE PREREQUISITES  

Registration must include:

  • FEMA IS-700 Course Completion Certificate
  • FEMA IS-100 Course Completion Certificate
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED Card
  • WSDOT Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • WSDOT Volunteer Application Packet

Mail to:

Lt Col William E. Gibbs, CAP
Civil Air Patrol, WAWG HQ
Re: WSDOT Orientation
P.O. Box 4459
JBLM, WA 98438

7.         FINAL STEP

Attend the one-day WSDOT orientation course. The course will be given in Olympia on Saturday, 26 May, 2018.
You will receive a confirmation notice with the class location once your packet is accepted. 

QUESTIONS?

Send questions about this process to william.gibbs@wawg.cap.gov

Additional information may be found at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/SAR/VolunteerInfo.htm

There are a number of advantages to being a WSDOT Volunteer! For example, you may be entitled to reimbursement of expenses incurred on a search mission in some instances where you might not be participating solely as a CAP Member.

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY! TIME IS SHORT TO COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITES!