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How to Join - Mason County Search & Rescue

Step-by-Step directions to become a member of the MCSAR team

  1. Complete the application form in its entirety (include the MCSO SAR Division Animal Application if you are applying for a Canine Unit position). Attach other supplemental documents as needed.
  2. There are two required National Incident Management System, Incident Command System courses per FEMA requirements. These courses are web-based and free. To receive the necessary credits:
    1. Visit https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid to register for your FEMA SID if you don't already have one. This is your unique number with FEMA and is required for taking the NIM's ICS courses.
    2. https://training.fema.gov/nims/ provides links to the two courses you are required to take:
      1. ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
      2. ICS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  3. Deliver the completed and signed application packet with both ICS course completion certificates and DEM Emergency Worker form to the MCSAR Human Resources Director by:
    • Email: scan all documents and email them to hr@masoncountysar.org
    • US Postal Service:

      Mason County Search and Rescue
      Attn: Human Resources
      PO Box 3144
      Shelton, WA 98584

  4. Upon review of your application, the Director will contact you to schedule an interview.
  5. The Mason County Sheriff's Office will conduct a background investigation. This process usually takes about 2 weeks to complete.
  6. When background processing is complete, the Human Resources Director will assist you in coordinating with the Mason County Department of Emergency Management for the issuance of your DEM identification number. This number is required to participate in any MCSAR activities.
  7. Now you're ready to start training! You're also welcome to attend our monthly meetings - refer to the calendar at www.masoncountysar.org/calendar for dates and locations.

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