There are several parts to the application that must be filled out in order to process your membership. Please fill out the form in its entirety.
You will need to submit the following information:
1. King County 4X4 Search and Rescue Membership Application (this online form)
2. Physical and Mental Fitness Attestation (here)
3. King County SAR Emergency Worker Application (here)
This form must be initialed on each page and signed before it can be accepted.
4. Proof of completion for ICS/NIMS 100b and 700a.
Please save the certificates as PDF files and upload them below.
5. COVID-19 Vaccine Information https://vax.kc4x4sar.org
Here is the current 4x4 policy regarding COVID-19 vaccine submission guidelines
Download this document to your computer, then scan and upload the completed form as a PDF file below. Be sure to initial each page and sign the document. Please note that you do NOT need to include your SSN on this application.
This information will be used by King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) to complete their database and perform background and driver's license checks, and by the King County Office of Emergency Management to register you as a volunteer emergency worker within King County.
KCSO has put forth a mandate that all field responding volunteers have obtained a complete series for their COVID-19 vaccine. Please follow the link below to submit your vaccine card if you have it. If you have not obtained your vaccine you can still apply to the unit but your volunteer positions will be limited to the administrative side.
Additionally, you will need to scan and upload a PDF of your proof of vehicle insurance, and a passport-style photo of you is also required.
First Aid / CPR
You must obtain a First Aid/CPR/AED certification before you will be allowed to respond on missions. The course must include a written exam and in-person skills assessment from an organization that provides verifiable credentials.
If you have already completed First Aid and/or CPR classes, please scan both sides of each card as a PDF file and submit them below. If obtaining a First Aid/CPR/AED certification will pose a financial hardship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HAM license is beneficial but not mandatory. If you have already obtained one please upload your license below.
Policies and Bylaws
You must also read and acknowledge our By-laws and Policies and Procedures, which can be found here.
Your application will be processed by King County for a background and driver’s license check. If you do not pass, you will be notified by phone of your ineligibility by the Sheriff’s office. You may re-apply when your records are clear.
You must also attend a General Meeting or information session. Please see here for our meeting schedule and location. We encourage you to take this time to meet with our members and ask any questions you may have.
After you have attended a meeting, your application will be presented to the Board of Directors, which will vote to accept or reject your application.
If the Board of Directors votes to accept your application, its recommendation will be presented to the general membership for a vote. Once you have been voted in by the membership, you will have one year to complete the required training.