How to Join

We are recruiting new members!

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Basic Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age
  • A resident of Thurston County or live in Lewis, Mason or Pierce County and be within 30 driving minutes of the Thurston County Court House
  • Own a street legal 4×4, any make or model
  • CB radio in your 4×4
  • All applicants must pass a background check by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The Jeep Patrol meets every 3rd Wednesday and trains every 3rd Sunday. New applicants are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about our organization.

In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security released Presidential Directive #8, requiring all emergency responders, regardless of affiliation to hold appropriate NIMS certifications for their position. The primary function of this directive is to ensure that all emergency response agencies throughout the United States will be able to interoperate during large scale emergencies and disasters. Therefore, all SAR recruits must complete NIMS IS-100b and IS-700a, as is appropriate for their level of training. These are lifetime certifications and need only be completed once. All NIMS certificates are obtained online at the availability of the recruit.

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