Scope of Practice: Emergency Aviation Worker
When an emergency declaration is in effect, or during a related event, an Emergency Aviation Worker can perform air searches in support of emergency management activities.
Classes of emergency workers
(2) Aviation includes duties performed by pilots licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, operating Federal Aviation Administration approved aircraft, in support of emergency management activities. No compensation will be provided under chapter 38.52 RCW for those activities of air search which are the statutory responsibility of the Washington state department of transportation, aviation division.