Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

WAC 118-04-100(13)

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Emergency Search and Rescue Worker


When an emergency declaration is in effect, or during a related event, an Emergency Search and Rescue Worker can perform rescue or recovery activities such as searching for downed aircraft.

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Classes of emergency workers

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(13) Search and rescue includes, but is not limited to, duties involving searching for, rescuing, or recovering by means of ground, marine, or air activity any person who becomes lost, injured, or is killed while outdoors or as a result of a natural, human-caused, or technological disaster. These duties include instances involving searches for downed aircraft when ground personnel are used. This class includes urban search and rescue activities.