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Specialty Track: 213 - Emergency Services

Responsibilities

In today’s Civil Air Patrol Emergency Services personnel may manage staff, coordinate training and response programs, interface with staff officers or representatives of other agencies, develop policies and procedures necessary to ensure mission safety and accomplishment, and be involved in the develop and implement operations plans, programs and directives.

Emergency Services Personnel must be able to develop standard operating procedures for the control and operation of CAP resources, in conjunction with personnel from the communications, operations, logistics, and command disciplines at all echelons. Develop agreements with agencies responsible for search, domestic emergencies, and civil defense.

Key Duties

Develop and maintain an adequate emergency service force.

Develop training programs to ensure that highly qualified ES personnel are available for search and rescue, and disaster relief missions.

Develop plans and standard operating procedures to support the wing’s emergency services program.

Maintain records to determine the status of resources (personnel, vehicles aircraft, radios and other emergency equipment) available for ES missions.

Develop and maintain a rapid alerting system for assembling necessary resources in a timely manner.

 

Emergency Services Training

Responsibilities

Assists ES personnel in managing and directing ES training activities.

Key Duties

Document ES training accomplished and qualifications earned.

Coordinate with Search And Rescue and Disaster Relief personnel to ensure that training programs are adequate.

Coordinate with external agencies for other ES training.

Prepare and process CAPFs 101 for new or requalifying personnel.

 

Search and Rescue (SAR)

Responsibilities

Assists ES personnel in managing and directing search and rescue activities.

Key Duties

Develop SAR agreements with state emergency management officials and other CAP units, if needed.

Know CAP SAR responsibilities in areas of operation.

Develop a unit SAR force that is capable of responding to request from the appropriate Rescue Coordination Centers or other responsible agencies.

Ensure the SAR training program is adequate.

Develop operational procedures for rapid alerting and assembling of SAR task force personnel.

Coordinate wing SAR evaluations, training missions, and exercises.

Disaster Relief (DR)

Responsibilities

Assists ES personnel in managing and directing disaster preparedness activities.

Key Duties

Develop agreements with state emergency management officials pertaining to natural disaster and civil defense activities.

Develop a unit disaster preparedness force capable of responding to appropriate requests.

Ensure the civil defense and natural disaster training programs are adequate.

Develop operational procedures for rapid alerting and assembling of disaster preparedness task force personnel.

Coordinate wing disaster preparedness evaluations, training missions, and exercises.

Know disaster preparedness responsibility of CAP in areas of operation. This includes unit’s responsibilities in the State and Region Disaster Airlift (SARDA) plan.

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