North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is looking for people to join our Marine Search and Rescue team!

You do not have a Firefighter or EMT to join!

We are the team that saves lives on the water.  By joining us you will be saving lives.

North Whidbey Fire Marine Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that operates two marine rescue boats.  From Deception Pass to the Keystone Ferry Landing our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies.

We are a key part of the Island County Fire Departments marine search and rescue system, and we work in one of the most challenging search and rescue regions in the world.  Our volunteers handle many marine emergencies every year.  They stand ready to leave their jobs and their families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water – no matter how foul the weather or how rough the seas.

Our crews are highly trained and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast and the unique conditions we encounter in Deception Pass.  Our boats are equipped with the very latest in marine electronics and include electronic equipment supplied by the USCG.

We are looking for people that have character and commitment and are willing to respond with no notice. You will receive some of the finest Marine Rescue Training available in the world.

We are looking for people with the following attributes:

19 years or older

Physically fit

Mature and reliable

Available to be on call

A team player

A good communicator


You will:

Be available on call

Acquire the necessary certifications for your crew level

Be committed to excellence in search and rescue to the public.


We Provide:

A team of men and women who will support your training goals and membership needs.

High quality personal safety equipment

Marine Advanced First Aid

Small vessel operator proficiency

The opportunity to work with other dedicated search and rescue crew members.



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