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Emergency Services

 

Malcolm's page of Emergency Services Resources

Contents of this page:
1. CAP-Specific Resources
1A. CAP ES Training Materials
2. General Emergency Services Information
3. Other ES-related information (camping, etc.)

1. CAP-Specific Resources

A page of information about the CAP Train The Trainer class

All sorts of documents and announcements are available on the National Headquarters Emergency Services Page, including relevant regulations, manuals, and pamphlets

The following materials are available at the National Headquarters DOV Page

The new CAPR 60-1 regulation

The new CAPR 60-1 pilot exam

The CAP Flight Release Officer course is available on line

The text materials of the National Check Pilot Standardization Course are available for reading or download

Scott Lanis's Emergency Services Resource Page is a collection of many useful resources for ES personnel.

Mark Webster's Emergency Services Page is another collection loaded with useful information and training materials.

Are you over 18? Do you want to fly? Here are the steps to become a CAP Mission Observer.

Are you a licensed pilot, over 18, with more than 175 hours PIC? 
Here are the steps to become a CAP Mission Pilot.

The first annual National Emergency Services Academy was held in Indiana, 29 July - 6 August 2000. It will included such courses as:

National Mission Aircrew School

Advanced Ground Search and Rescue School

Mission Base Staff School: Basic and Advanced

The Northeast Region Web site includes:

Emergency Services Page

1A. CAP ES Training Materials

What's new in the 60-3:  In May 2001, CAP overhauled and condensed the regulations that govern its emergency services mission.  Here are the highlights of the changes. (Yes, you will still need to read the new regulation!)

Task list for the new Mission Safety Officer specialty (in Adobe PDF format)

Checklists for the new Mission Information Officer specialty

Gerry Baumgartner's CAP Emergency Services Qualification Checklists are excellent resources for anyone trying to earn specialty ratings on their 101 card. There is one for each qualification.  Each one lists every requirement and provides spaces for qualified personnel to vouch for training that has been received.

A training syllabus for each ES qualification is available at the Georgia Wing web site. These are much longer than the above forms but are equally useful in tracking your ES training.

Play-by-play diary of an actual nondistress ELT mission, 3 February 2001

Ray Miller's hints on using the Apollo GX55 GPS

2. General Emergency Services Information

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) has several useful resources on the web:

AFRCC Mission Reports allow you to look up ES missions that you served on

AFRCC offers the National Search and Rescue School (Inland SAR Planner Course) eight times per year. Highly recommended for incident commanders!

AFRCC also offers an excellent 2-day Search Management Course - highly recommended fo anyone involved in mission base staff duties.

FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has an Independent Study (IS) program that offers correspondence courses on various emergency management topics to members of the general public.  Several of these are relevant to ES-qualified members, including

Incident Command System (ICS)

IS-1, Emergency Program Manager

IS-2, Emergency Preparedness, USA

IS-3, Radiological Emergency Management

IS-5, Hazardous Materials: A Citizen's Orientation

IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance

IS-301, Radiological Emergency Response

SS-534, Emergency Response to Terrorism

and IS-195, Basic Incident Command System

3. Other ES-related information (camping, etc.)

List of camping supply stores in Connecticut

DeLorme Inc., (pronounced "duhLORM") makes maps and mapping software that are very useful to CAP searchers.

Pictures from a 1999 search-and-rescue exercise in Sullivan County:


Ground team leader Capt Joe Morrison works with cadets from Catskill Mountain Group to determine the location of a radio beacon


The ground team gets assistance from a CAP aircraft which is also tracking the signal

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