If you are unsure, please review VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES online at www.scem.org and choose one or two programs that best fit your area of interest. Please do not check more than three. Volunteers will be notified via email by the team lead of the organization you are interested in when the background check has been completed.
MINIMUM AGE: 12 years old with parental approval and supervision; however, many programs require volunteers to be 18 years or older.
Do you have a medical license? If yes, please list the type of license--DO NOT include any details about the license.
Please list the type of license you have or write NONE if you answered No.
The SAR Coordinator issues the Field Certification after the volunteer has completed the SAR Academy. In addition, once the volunteer has completed all the required credentials, the volunteer will receive an ID. Details provided during SAR Academy.
Volunteers must complete the credentials below before being issued an ID. The ID is valid for five years. Once the credentials have been completed, the volunteer will need to send a headshot (light background preferred--shoulders and above) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ID will take a few weeks to process. You must be current in all areas listed below to stay active and have your ID renewed.
Volunteers must complete the credentials below before being issued an ID.* The ID is valid for five years. Ideally, all FEMA courses will be done within three months once accepted as a volunteer. When all credentials have been completed, the volunteer will need to send a headshot (light background preferred--shoulders and above) to email@example.com. The ID will take a few weeks to process. You must also be current in all the areas listed below to stay active and have your ID renewed.
Volunteers work with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office--see scopespokanewa.org for more information or contact SCOPE Main: 509-477-3376. Application is sent directly to SCOPE. Once volunteers are accepted, new volunteers must attend SCOPE Basic Training. Volunteers are NOT required to take the following courses, but are encouraged to do so for their education and safety. The FEMA courses provide general information about incident/disaster response. NOTE: Please contact SCOPE Main regarding the SCOPE ID process.
All questions MUST be answered and the applicant MUST be the person completing this form. This information will be used as a basis for an investigation of your background, and must be honestly and accurately reported. Failing to disclose information will result in an automatic application rejection.
By checking the "I AGREE" box below, I certify that I have read the IMPORTANT information above, and that all the information I have entered on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also authorize the Spokane County Sheriff's Office to conduct a background check (investigation) and a driver's license check.
If you DO NOT have a WA State Drivers' License, please state the reason and the State your license is from (if applicable).
For youth without a license, please upload a photo of yourself--a headshot (shoulders on up)--thank you!
NOTE: An arrest, detention or conviction does not necessarily preclude you from becoming a volunteer with Spokane County; however, failing to disclose information will automatically result in an application rejection.
If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, you MUST provide a full explanation.
Explanations MUST include dates. Please Note: Answering "Yes" will not necessarily preclude you from becoming a volunteer with Spokane County; however, failing to disclose information will automatically result in an application rejection.
I understand that I will be an emergency response volunteer supporting Spokane County Emergency Management (SCEM) and its partners: City and County law enforcement, City and County fire services, 911, etc. and will never represent myself as anything other than being a volunteer in support of these organizations.
I understand that maintaining confidentiality of information while responding to an incident is a requirement of being a volunteer with SCEM. I may have access to sensitive information, such as investigative information, and I understand that all information seen or heard by me is strictly confidential. I understand that volunteers must NEVER release any information to other persons, whether copied, printed, or spoken verbally. All information on-scene stays at the scene.
I understand that release of confidential information could violate the law and could result in civil and/or criminal penalties as provided by the law.
While being an emergency response volunteer for SCEM, I will uphold a positive image for all the organizations with whom I engage and will take full responsibility for my actions. While on scene, I will listen and follow the instructions of the Incident Commander (IC) and/or Public Information Officer (PIO). I will remember that I am a support person at the scene and will not interfere with the work of on-scene first responders.
I will strive to be professional and friendly in all my interactions, and will abide by the SCEM team values. I also will strive to be respectful of my fellow volunteers/teammates.
If any portion of this agreement is violated, I may be immediately removed from participating as a volunteer with SCEM. I understand that my role as a volunteer with SCEM may be terminated at any time, and for whatever reason, pending an appeal with the Emergency Management Operations Group.
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