Emergency Services

Emergency Services is CAP's best known activity. It includes air and ground search, local disaster relief, and cooperation with and assistance to other emergency services agencies. Squadron members are actively involved in various types of Emergency Services functions. Missing aircraft and ELT Search and Rescue (SAR), disaster relief (DR), personnel transport, dog transport, and counter-narcotics (CN) search missions make up the biggest part of the emergency services missions. Out of all of these functions, search and rescue takes up the most time and personnel. The Virginia Wing depends on its volunteers to handle these efforts. Most of these SAR missions are aviation related. The adult and cadet volunteers interested in participating in the Emergency Services Mission are thoroughly trained and experienced as aircrews, ground teams, air and ground operations coordinators, communicators, mission base staff, and incident commanders. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) based at Tyndall AFB, FL is responsible for the coordination of air search and rescue in the continental United States. CAP members fly more than 80% of the hours flown on emergency services missions directed by the AFRCC. Emergency Services-rated personnel are "on call" 24 hours a day.

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.

For more information about the Civil Air Patrol Emergency Services Program, visit the National Headquarters Emergency Services Website.

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