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Volunteer Emergency Worker Application

Steps

  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Step Two
  3. 3. Step Three
  4. 4. Emergency Worker Responsibilities
  5. 5. Vehicle Policies
  6. 6. Vehicle Agreement
  7. 7. Volunteer Agreement
  • Step One

    1. SCDEM Logo

    2. Spokane County Emergency Management

    3. Please check the volunteer program you are applying for.*

      PLEASE REVIEW the VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES online at www.gsem.us. and choose the ONE program that best fits your area of interest. Volunteer will be notified via email when background check has been completed

    4. Application Process

      Once you have completed the application, it will automatically be sent to the Sheriff's Office for review. The review, including a background check, may take up to two weeks--you will be contacted after you are approved and a volunteer number has been assigned to you.

    5. Required credentials and ID process: SAR volunteers

      The SAR Coordinator issues the Field Certification. Once the volunteer has completed all the credentials, the volunteer will need to send a headshot (light background preferred--shoulders and above) to sramelmckay@spokanecounty.org. The ID will take a few weeks to process.

    6. Required credentials and ID process: ACS and MEOC volunteers

      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 sramelmckay@spokanecounty.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.

    7. Required credentials and ID process: MRC, HEART, DEM and DART volunteers

      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 sramelmckay@spokanecounty.org. The ID will take a few weeks to process. You must be current in all the areas listed below to stay active and have your ID renewed. *MRC volunteers may have an ID expedited in order to participate in activities.

    8. SCOPE Volunteers

      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 encouraged to take the following classes for their own education and safety, but they are not required. The FEMA courses provide general information about incident/disaster response. NOTE: Contact SCOPE Main regarding their SCOPE ID process.

    9. IMPORTANT: please read this instructions carefully

      All questions MUST be answered and the applicant MUST be the person completing this form. This information will be used as a basis for a detailed investigation of your background and must be honestly and accurately reported. Failing to disclose information will result in an automatic application rejection. NOTE: If you need additional space please use Section 7: Supplemental Information.

    10. I have agreed to the following:*

      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.

    11. Personal Information:

    12. Sex*

    13. Please include area code.

    14. Please include area code.

    15. Please include area code.

    16. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, TracFone, etc.

    17. IMPORTANT: Email addresses are required for all communication. By signing the electronic signature below, you understand that you will be receiving electronic communication from Spokane County Emergency Management and/or from the local volunteer team or teams to which you belong, in order to keep you informed of all volunteer activities, including meetings and trainings. You must notify sramelmckay@spokanecounty.org if you do NOT wish to receive electronic communication.

    18. Electronic Signature Agreement*

      By checking the "I AGREE" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed as done with a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

    19. IMPORTANT: If volunteer is under 18 years of age a parent's or guardian's signature must also be provided.