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Use of Incident Command System on missions is mandated by Washington State Law.

If you are asked to perform a task you are not trained to do, is it your duty to:

Who is ultimately responsible to maintaining your training records?

Portal to portal liability coverage means...

If you get injured on a mission, you should report your injury to...

In Washington State, who has authority to determine the need for a mission?

It's OK to perform medical care using techniques that you have not been trained in or are not authorized to perform by county protocol if you think it will save a person's life.

Which color of emergency lighting is allowed on volunteer search and rescue vehicles under Washington State Law?

You, your search team and your volunteer organization share liability for all of the following EXCEPT:

It's OK to go to a mission with my leg in a cast, after all I can just do paperwork in base.

Which of the following does the "Good Samaritan" law NOT cover?

Your first aid qualifications expired a year ago. It is OK to go on a mission:

Who issues a SAR DEM number for a mission in Washington State?

WA EMD will reimburse your for losing your smart phone on a mission.

During Search and Rescue efforts, if your team is in a hurry to find related evidence, it is permissible to enter a building where access is controlled without the permission of the owner or manager of the structure, because the Sheriff's office will cover for us.

Last updated on March 25, 2017