We enjoy a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)

Emergency Services




SAR Ground Team 3 Member Training

There is a signficant amount of education and training required for the varied missions Civil Air Patrol supports, and more importantly the personnel needed to accomplish those missions.

For those cadets that have passed the 116 test and obtained the GES qualification, to attend additional training as a Ground Team 3 Member, you'll need to complete additional tasks highlighted below.

O-0001 PREPARE INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
O-0002 CONDUCT INDIVIDUAL REFIT
O-0003 PREVENT AND TREAT HOT WEATHER INJURIES
O-0004 PREVENT AND TREAT COLD WEATHER INJURIES
O-0101 IDENTIFY NATURAL HAZARDS
O-0102 PREVENT AND TREAT FATIGUE
O-0103 CONDUCT FIELD SANITATION AND HYGIENE
O-0201 USE A COMPASS
O-0601 CONDUCT ACTIONS IF LOST
O-0902 EXERCISE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
P-0102 CONDUCT A PHONE ALERT


Refer to the following link below and look for - Ground & Urban DF Team Task Guide. This document discusses all of the training for Ground and Urban DF teams.

http://www.capmembers.com/emergency_services/operations_support/education_and_training/

Read the pages associated with the 11 tasks noted above. When you are complete, you will need to be signed-off on the tasks above. These familarization modules are required to participate in SAREX activities.

Rick Desrosiers, 2d Lt., CAP
Asst. Emergency Services Officer
Disaster Prepardness Officer

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Congratulations to Cadets Desrosiers, Sargeni, Given, and Rafer for passing the GES 116 test and obtaining a CAP 101 card. Good job !!!

Rick Desrosiers, 2d Lt., CAP
Asst. ESO
DPO
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Registration for the 2012 National Emergency Services Academy to be held from July 21st through August 4th at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana is now available at http://www.nesa.cap.gov/.

Discounted rates for early registration are available until 29 Jan 2012. POC: NESA administrative staff – NESA-ADMIN@nesa.cap.gov

Rick Desrosiers, SM, CAP
Asst. ESO

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A big thanks to Major Schmidt in helping kick-start the ES mission. You should all be well-armed now to take the 116 test, which can be located in eServices. 


SM Rick Desrosiers
Asst. ESO


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Look for some ES training modules to occur on 12/6/2011. This will be in preparation for those looking to obtain their 101 cards.

SM Rick Desrosiers
Asst. ESO

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Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.


Search and Rescue                              
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members!


Disaster Relief                               
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.


Humanitarian Services                           
CAP flies humanitarian missions-usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.


Air Force Support                           
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.


Counterdrug
CAP joined the "war on drugs" in 1986 when, pursuant to congressional authorization, CAP signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Customs Service offering CAP resources to help stem the flow of drugs into and within the United States


SM Rick Desrosiers
Search & Rescue Officer
Disaster Prepardness Officer
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Looking to obtain your 101 Card?
Here's how

A CAPF 101 Card is required to participate in and train for any Emergency Services
qualification or activity. In order to get a 101 Card, you must have completed the following:

1. Curry Achievement (Cadets Only) or Level one (Seniors Only)
2. You must take and pass the 116 test.

Preparion and Process

1. To help you prepare for the 116 test, go through the slide show at https://tests.cap.af.mil/ops/tests/GENES2004_files/frame.htm

 2. The 116 test is an open book test, and there will be additional reference material made available to you once you choose to start your test.

3. To start your test go to https://tests.cap.af.mil/ops/tests/default.cfm and select the CAPT 116 Part 1 test. And enter your CAP ID.

4. When you pass your test, it will automatically be entered in your on-line records

5. Be sure to print out 2 copies of your certificate, one for your records and a hard copy for your records at your Squadron.

Advanced qualifications can be obtained by passing any of the 117 series of tests.

SM Rick Desrosiers
Search & Rescue Officer
Disaster Prepardness Officer
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