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Emergency Services - Getting Started

Level 1 Training

The Level I Foundations program is a CAP orientation program and the first of CAP's five Professional Development Program levels. You must Complete Level I as outlined in CAPR 50-17 before beginning training in Emergency Services qualifications. This document (CAPR 50-17) describes the Professional Development Program.

General Emergency Services Training

ES qualifications require certain online courses as part of the training. Online CAP exams can be accessed by clicking here. Online FEMA courses can be accessed by clicking here.

This General Emergency Services (GES) qualification is a prerequisite for ALL other ES qualifications. Print this document. It covers the topics needed and will be your study guide.

Complete the online General Emergency Services exam (CAPT 116)
(This open-book exam will cover the following CAP Regulations: 60-1, 60-3, 60-5, 173-3)
Complete the FEMA course Introduction to the Incident Command System (IS-100).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-100.
Print your certificates of completion and submit copies to the unit ES officer for inclusion in your ES file.
Print a new CAPF 101 from CAP eServices.

It is also extremely helpful to complete Basic and Advanced Communications User Training to obtain your Radio Operators Authorization (ROA) card. This will satisfy individual requirements for a number of ES qualifications as it is required training to operate any CAP radio. Classes for this training are announced periodically by email and in the squadron Calendar.


Aircrew

Reference material for aircrew positions can be downloaded from the national CAP website (click here). The primary material will be derived from the Mission Aircrew and Flight Line Task Guide and the Mission Aircrew Reference Text. Please do not try to print either of these documents in their entirety, since they are very large. Print only what you need at a given time. For more information specifically for pilots (Standardization/Evaluation/Flight Ops) click here.

Scanner

Print SQTR for Scanner
Print the Mission Scanner Training Package (80 pages).
Team up with qualified scanner, observer or mission pilot for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR. Classroom training may be available during regular meetings.
Complete CAPT 117, part 2.
Enter task completion data into eServices (MyOpsQuals).
Complete the FEMA course National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS-700).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-700.
Submit a copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completion certificates for CAPT 117, part 2 and IS -700
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101

Observer


Prerequisite: Complete Scanner training
Print SQTR for Observer.
Print the Mission Observer Training Package (60 pages).
Print this squadron-developed NAV III Observer Syllabus (Aug. 2011).
Team up with qualified observer or mission pilot for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR.
Enter task completion into eServices (MyOpsQuals).
Submit a copy of the completed SQTR to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.
You are now qualified to wear Observer wings on your uniforms. Refer to CAPR 35-6 and CAPM 39-1.
Because Gwinnett uses a G1000-equipped aircraft, specific additional training is needed to be an Observer in this aircraft. Contact the ES Training Officer for details.

Mission Pilot

Prerequisites: Complete Observer training and CAPF 5 pilot qualification
Under CAP regulations, the Mission Observer qualification is not a prerequisite for Mission Pilot. However, it is standard policy in the Gwinnett Squadron for Mission Pilot candidates to be qualified Observers.
Complete aircraft questionnaire and CAPF 5 check ride (if not already a CAP pilot).
After a successful CAPF 5 check ride, you are qualified to wear Pilot wings on your uniforms.
Print SQTR for Mission Pilot.
Print the Mission Pilot Training Package (90 pages).
Team up with qualified Mission Pilot for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR.
Complete the FEMA course ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-200.
Complete a CAPF 91 check ride.
Enter task completion into eServices (MyOpsQuals).
Submit copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completed CAPF 91, and the completion certificate for IS -200.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.

Garmin G1000 Cockpit Reference Guide
Garmin G1000 Search and Rescue Guide


Ground Team

Reference material for ground positions can be downloaded from the national CAP website (Click here). The primary material will be derived from the Ground and Urban DF Team Task Guide and the Ground and Urban DF Team Reference Text. Please do not try to print either of these documents in their entirety, since they are very large documents. Print only what you need at a given time.

Ground Team Member Level 3

Print SQTR for Ground Team Member Level 3
Team up with qualified Ground Team Member or Leader for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR
Complete CAPT 117, part 1.
Enter task completion data into eServices.
Complete the FEMA course National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS-700).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-700.
Submit copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completion certificates for CAPT 117, part 1 and IS -700.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.
There are two additional levels for the Ground Team Member qualification with Level 1 being the most advanced.

Ground Team Leader

Print SQTR for Ground Team Leader
Team up with qualified Ground Team Leader for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR.
Enter task completion data into eServices.
Complete the FEMA course ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-200.
Submit a copy of the completed SQTR and a copy of the completion certificate for IS-200 to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.

Mission Base Staff

Reference material for Mission Base staff positions can be downloaded from the national CAP website. The primary material will be derived from the Mission Base Task Guide. Please do not try to print this document in its entirety, since is a very large document. Print only what you need at a given time.

These qualifications are prerequisites for higher-ranking staff positions. Aircrew and Ground Team qualifications are prerequisites for other staff positions. If you choose a particular mission base position as a goal, check the SQTR for that position for its prerequisites.

Mission Staff Assistant

Print SQTR for Mission Staff Assistant
Team up with qualified Mission Base staff member for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR
Complete CAPT 117, part 3.
Enter task completion data into eServices.
Complete the FEMA course National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS-700).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-700.
Submit copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completion certificates for CAPT 117, part 3 and IS -700.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.

Mission Radio Operator

Print SQTR for Mission Radio Operator
Team up with qualified Mission Radio Operator or Communications Unit Leader for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR.
Complete CAPT 117, part 3.
Enter task completion data into eServices.
Complete the FEMA course National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS-700).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-700.
Submit copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completion certificates for CAPT 117, part 3 and IS -700.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.

Flight Line Marshaller

*** NOTE: Even though this is a Mission Base qualification, the training materials for this qualification are found in the Aircrew and Flight Line Task Guide and Mission Aircrew Reference Text. You should also note that Part 2 of CAPT 117 is required instead of Part 3.

Print SQTR for Flight Line Marshaller
Team up with qualified Flight Line Marshaller or Supervisor for mentoring and completion of the requirements on the SQTR.
Complete CAPT 117, part 2.
Enter task completion data into eServices.
Complete the FEMA course National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS-700).
Enter your completion information for this course into eServices under the achievement IS-700.
Submit copies of the following to the unit ES Officer for inclusion in your ES file: completed SQTR, completion certificates for CAPT 117, part 2 and IS -700.
Upon completion and unit commander approval, print new CAPF 101.

Important Notes

Your mentor must have completed Skills Evaluator Training (SET) to be qualified to sign off tasks on the SQTR.
Mission participation requirements on these SQTRs require valid mission numbers for either funded or unfunded missions. You are encouraged to take the
SET course after completing any of the qualifications above. This will allow you to mentor new members as you continue your CAP career.




 

 

 

Emergency Services
Asst. Training Officer:
Robert Colee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mission Scannerís primary responsibility is to maintain constant visual contact with the ground while over the search area. This responsibility makes the Scanner a key member of the search aircrew.

The Mission Observer is a Scanner with expanded duties who usually sits in the right front seat. In addition to the primary duty of scanning while in the search area, the observer assists the pilot with planning, navigation, and communication. The observer may also serve as mission commander, ensuring that all mission objectives are met.

The Airborne Photographer (AP) serves as a member of a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) flight crew and is tasked with taking airborne photographs and/or video of specified targets in such a way that we completely meet or exceed our customerís objectives and needs.