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The goal of this menu is to put the ES training areas into the same order as you would do them in training. 

Here is a basic ES training 'flow chart' (includes most common options)

 

QUALIFICATION PREREQUISITES EVALUATORS
Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD) MO or MP OSC, any IC
Airborne Photographer (AP) MS MP
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) GES and OPSEC Qualified External Agency
Communications Unit Leader (CUL) MRO CUL, OSC, LSC, any IC
Finance/Administration Section Chief (FASC) MSA OSC, any IC
Flight Line Marshaller (FLM) GES FLS
Flight Line Supervisor (FLS) FLM AOBD
Ground Branch Director (GBD) GTL and UDF OSC, any IC
General Emergency Services (GES) None Automated in eServices
Ground Team Leader (GTL) GTM1 GTL, GBD, OSC, any IC, CADO, CADOM
Ground Team Member Level 3 GTM3) GES GTM2, GTM1, GTL
Ground Team Member Level 2 (GTM2) GTM3 GTM1, GTL
Ground Team Member Level 1 (GTM1) GTM2 GTL
Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) None ICUT Evaluator
Incident Commander Level 3 (IC3) OSC IC1, IC2
Incident Commander Level 2 (IC2) IC3 IC1, IC2
Incident Commander Level 1 (IC1) IC2 IC1
Liason Officer (LO) MSA OSC, any IC
Logistics Section Chief (LSC) CUL and MSA Any IC
Mission Chaplain (MC) Chaplain Course  
Mountain Flying Certification (MFC) MP  
Mission Observer (MO) MS MP
SAR/DR Mission Pilot (MP) MS and TMP  
Mission Radio Operator (MRO) GES and ICUT CUL, OSC, Any IC
Mission Scanner (MS) GES MO, MP
Mission Staff Assistant (MSA) GES Any IC, OSC, FASC, LSC, PSC, AOBD, GBD
Mission Safety Officer (MSO) MSA OSC, any IC
Operations Section Chief (OSC) PSC Any IC
Public Information Officer (PIO) MSA PIO(eval), OSC, any IC
Planning Section Chief (PSC) AOBD [GTM or UDF] and GBD [MS] Any IC
Transport Mission Pilot (TMP) VFR Pilot Automated in eServices
Urban Direction Finding Team (UDF) GES, ICUT

Designated UDF, GTL

 

Suggested yearly (repeating) training schedule

To insure every task is covered for Ground Teams:

Communication officers conduct the following training with ICUT or during communication training night

  • Task L-0001 Basic Communications Procedures for ES Operations
  • Task L-0002 Perform Radio Operating Procedures
  • Task L-0003 Employ Appropriate Radio Frequencies Repeaters

Squadron ES Officers or GTM2 qualified members are to conduct the following training during ES training nights

  • January ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0301 Determine distress beacon briefing bearing
      • Task O-302 Locate a distress beacon
      • Task O-0406 Use whistle signals
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0410 Mark a route
      • Task O-0409 Identify missing person search clues
      • Task O-0412 Conduct individual actions on a Find
  • February ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-404 Move as part of a search line
      • Task O-0405 Communicate to other members of a search line
      • Task O-0403 Employ scanning techniques while on foot
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0413 Participate in a hasty search
      • Task O-411 Conduct individual actions on locating a clue
      • Task O-0408 Identify aircraft search clues
  • March ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0407 Conduct attraction techniques
      • Task O-0502 Participate in a litter carry
      • Task O-0702 Use a signal mirror
      • Task P-0101 Demonstrate the ability to keep a log
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0001 Prepare ground team individual equipment
      • Prepare for April FTX
  • April ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0104 Setup shelter
      • Task O-0420 Perform an airfield search
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0209 Identify the major terrain features on a map
      • Task O-0210 Identify topographic symbols on a map
      • Task O-0211 Determine elevation on a map
      • Task O-0212 Measure distance on a map
  • May ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0213 Convert between map and compass azimuths
      • Task O-0215 Determine azimuths on a map using two points
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0216 Orient a map to the ground using terrain association
      • Task O-0217 Orient a map to north using a compass
  • June ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0202 Measure distance with pace counter
      • Task O-0203 Navigate past an obstacle
  • July ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0301 Determine distress beacon briefing bearing
      • Task O-302 Locate a distress beacon
      • Task O-0406 Use whistle signals
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0410 Mark a route
      • Task O-0409 Identify missing person search clues
      • Task O-0412 Conduct individual actions on a Find
  • August ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-404 Move as part of a search line
      • Task O-0405 Communicate to other members of a search line
      • Task O-0403 Employ scanning techniques while on foot
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0413 Participate in a hasty search
      • Task O-411 Conduct individual actions on locating a clue
      • Task O-0408 Identify aircraft search clues
  • September ES training night
    • 1st hour
      • Task O-0407 Conduct attraction techniques
      • Task O-0502 Participate in a litter carry
      • Task O-0702 Use a signal mirror
      • Task P-0101 Demonstrate the ability to keep a log
    • 2nd hour
      • Task O-0001 Prepare ground team individual equipment

 

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Welcome to the beginning of the tour through the various activities, operations, achievements and qualifications within the Emergency Services umbrella of Civil Air Patrol

The functional building block for the Emergency Services area is an entry level qualification called General Emergency Services and is the starting point for every other ES qualification or assignent. There is only one requirement, that you pass the CAP Test 116 GES Questionnaire. The documentation to be able to pass the quiz is contained in CAPR 60-3 and CAPR 173-3. Remember, some of the links in these pages will require your ability to log into eSERVICES. If you are a new member, you can use the link below "First Time Users?" to create an eSERVICES account once you have been assigned a Civil Air Patrol Identification Number (CAPID).

The other foundational element of Emergency Services is in the area of Communications called, "Introductory Communications User Training" (ICUT). Every other qualification within Emergency Services is grounded in either or both of these basic training qualifications.

The following qualifications are the next logical steps from these basic building blocks. Every CAP member usually becomes qualified in GES as the minimum Emergency Services starting point.

From GES you may advance your training as a non-pilot aircrew member, a member of one or many Ground Based Operations positions, or as a quailified CAP Pilot at several levels, both in and out of Emergency Services. These are the non-aircrew positions: Flight Line Marshaller (FLM), Ground Team Member Level 3 (GTM3), Urban Direction Finding Team (UDF), or Mission Staff Assistant (MSA). (It is my understanding that the qualifications for FLM and FLS are suspended by California Wing at this time.)

With both ICUT and GES you may advance toward Mission Radio Operator (MRO), the first step in Communications activities in Emergency Services.

Another distinct arm of Emergency Service Qualifications are the airborne, or aircrew, qualifications. With only GES training you can move toward becoming (listed in order of progression) a Mission Scanner (MS), Airborne Photographer [optional] (AP), Mission Observer (MO), Transport Mission Pilot (TMP), or SAR/DR Mission Pilot (MP). Each have their own reqired prerequisites. Each of these qualifications may be reviewed in detail by clicking on the qualification acronym. The first in the aircrew process is Mission Scanner (MS). If you elect an aircrew career path, begin there. 

All CAP pilots must receive training in CAP Aircraft with special attention to rules and procedures that are distinct to Civil Air Patrol as well as all rules and regulations of the FAA. In an effort to maintain the highest quality of our pilots and to ensure the safety of our cadets, passengers, and trainees entrusted to us, each pilot regardless of level, undergoes a rigorous "check ride" with a CAP Check Pilot every year. 

Another major grouping of Emergency Services Qualifications are those in mission management: The Incident Commanders, Branch Directors, Section Chiefs, Liaison Officer and Mission Safety Officer. 

To visit the individual pages for each of the listed qualifications either click on the bracketed acronym or visit the ES Qualifications Matrix page. 

The matrix page will provide you with a link to the details for each quallification, the prerequisite training acronyms, and the acronyms for the persons that would be able to provide your evaluations. 

It is important to remember that YOU have the ultimate responsibilty for your preparation, training, evaluation, and ultimately, qualification. There is help along the way and this series of web pages are intended to supplement that help. A key player in your personal CAP career path is the Squadron Professional Development Officer . As either a cadet or senior member, it is essential that he or she become an early contact in your CAP career progression.

With each qualification you attempt you will need to create a Specialty Qualifications Training Worksheet (SQTR), affectionately pronounced "Squitter". Once a member, click here to create your personal qualification records. For more on how to be prepared for your training visit the SQTR Guide.

The final element of the completion of any task is to find a qualified evaluator 

(Thanks to http://www.sq64.cawgcap.org/GES.php   Brackett Composite Squadron 64.

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Click here for (California) ES Resources

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CAPT 116 & 117 TRAINING RESOURCES

CAPT 116 & 117 ONLINE TESTS

GENERAL EMERGENCY SERVICES

All members must first complete the General Emergency Services tasks, CAPT 116, and ICS-100 before beginning training for any specialty qualification. The continuing education CAPT 117's are also required for many specialties. Both tests are open book and may be completed online at anytime once you have received you CAPID.

*Note FEMA test are not CAP tests and are therefore not automaticaly recorded in your membership record. You must print and submit the completion certificut to the squadron admin officer in order to recieve credit.*

Members must also complete any new examinations within 180 days of issuance from NHQ to remain current in the General Emergency Services Specialty.

 

 

http://www.nesa.cap.gov/gsarcurr.htm

GROUND TASK SQTR's

TASK GUIDES

RELEVANT FORMS

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

GROUND & URBAN DIRECTION FINDING TEAM RESOURCES

SPECIALTY TRAINING:

SURVIVAL & LAND NAVIGATION RESOURCES:

VARIOUS SEARCHING TECHNIQUES:

 

 

NON CAP resources:

http://www.nasar.org/

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