Thank you for your interest in joining King County 4×4 Search and Rescue! KC4x4SAR is not just for people with 4×4 trucks! We are a diverse group, with diverse needs including:
- Van Team: unit vehicle drivers and support teams
- Callout Team: liaisons between the Sheriff’s office and members
- Administrative help
- Communications support
Our application process is straightforward; however, it does take some time to move through the steps. To get started, you’ll need to submit a New Member Application and the following documents:
- King County SAR Emergency Worker Application
- Physical and Mental Fitness attestation
- Proof of completion for ICS/NIMS 100b and 700a
- Driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
- A passport-style photo of you
You must also attend a monthly membership meeting before your application will be reviewed. Unit meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, and information sessions for prospective members are held one hour before each meeting. We encourage you to visit with our members and ask questions to get a better understanding of what our organization is about. You can find meeting times, directions, and parking information here.
Once you have submitted your application and attended a meeting, the Board of Directors will review your application and vote on whether or not to accept it. If approved by the Board, your application will be processed by King County Sheriff’s Office for a background check and presented to our General Membership for a final vote.
After you are voted in by the membership, you’ll need to attend a New Member Orientation and pay dues.
Applications are processed the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October). Applications received after the 15th of the month will be reviewed the following quarter.
New Member Dues
Dues can be paid by cash or check at a meeting, or online via credit card or PayPal using one of the links below.
Please do not pay dues until your membership has been approved.
(OPTION 2) To pay online using PayPal, select the appropriate option below.
Please provide your full name in the comments.
To renew your membership, please do the following:
1. Review, sign and return the renewal form that was sent to you via email.
2. Pay your renewal dues (see below)