Why This Is HereThe more time you spend at Mount Rainier, the more likely it is that an accident will occur in the park while you are here. It is also a very real possibility that you may be the first park representative to arrive on the scene of an incident or that visitors will report incidents to you. As a volunteer you are just as much a part of our team in emergency situations as you are when fulfilling your usual duties. Therefore we want you to feel prepared for and supported in these situations so that you can respond appropriately. We ask that you follow park emergency procedures and provide help to the level you are capable but we will never ask you to put yourself in danger nor provide help at a level beyond for which you have been properly trained.
Outlined below is how we ask our volunteers to respond in emergency situations. Thank you for your cooperation and your service!
What To Do if You are the First on the Scene of an Accident
If a Visitor Reports an Incident to You
Reporting a CrimeIf you are reporting a crime in progress, do not get involved, stay at a safe distance, and report to dispatch immediately. Gather and report as much information as possible about the situation and the number of suspects, suspect descriptions, direction of travel, vehicle color, license plate information, etc.
Last updated: June 13, 2019