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Emergency Services

Nationally, CAP handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and other agencies, with approximately 75 lives saved each year. Our members are generally the first on the scene transmitting satellite digital images of the damage within seconds around the world and providing disaster relief and emergency services following natural and man-made disasters. 

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) conducts a variety of operational missions primarily in the areas of Emergency Services (Search And Rescue (SAR), Disaster Relief (DR)), Counterdrug (CD), and Homeland Security (HLS). Most of this is done in CAP's role as the United States Air Force Auxiliary as Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) under Title 10, but CAP also provides assistance to State and Local authorities in many cases before there is a defined Federal interest under Title 36 as well.

In order to conduct these missions, there are many programs and personnel that provide Operations Support.


Ready to start on earning an ES Qualification?  Click Here: Step 1: Getting Started

Please note the prerequisite for Step 1 are as follows.

  • Cadets must complete your Curry Achievement before completing ES training.
  • Seniors must complete your Level 1 before completing ES training.


For more information about the Carroll Composite Squadrons Emergency Services capabilities please contact: Capt. Deric Dunn


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