The U.S. Congress established Civil Air Patrol to encourage and aid citizens
in contributing to the public welfare and to provide aviation education and
training to its members and local communities. That charter outlined ambitions
to provide an organization of private citizens to assist in meeting local and
national emergencies. To that end, Civil Air Patrol established Emergency
Services as one of its three primary missions. Dedicated volunteers carry out
this mission in four areas:
- Search and Rescue
- Disaster Relief
- Humanitarian Services
- Counterdrug Operations
- Tips on prosecuting a 406MHz ELT search.
- Training is now available for setting up and using the aircraft GPS (G-500, G-1000, Garmin 400W, GTN625/650) for conducting expanding square, route, and grid searches. Training (paper and video) is available here. Also included are GPS simulators for the GTN-625/650 and Garmin 400W.
- Operations Security Clearance is now mandatory for all members: Operations Security Awareness Training
- Ground Handling Training: This training is for everyone who regularly comes in contact with aircraft or supervises air operations. Read more here
- Having trouble finding an ICS form for a mission or for training. Find it here.
FEMA Image Uploader.
- The new FEMA Image Uploader program can be found here.
FEMA/NIMS Courses Available on-line
- IS-100 (ICS 100)
Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
- IS-200 (ICS 200) ICS
for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700 National
Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
- IS-800.B National
Response Framework, An Introduction
- IS-809 Emergency
Support Function (ESF) #9 – Search and Rescue – This is not a requires course but has valuable content for all levels
Who should take what courses
|Specialty||ICS 100||ICS 200||ICS 300*||ICS 400*||ICS 700||ICS 800|
|Ground Team Member||X||X|
|Air Crew Member||X||X|
*Indicates this course is only offered as a residence course
**GES does not require NIMS training at this time
A complete list and detailed information about CAP’s NIMS requirements can be found here.