Emergency Services is one of the Civil Air Patrols three primary missions. Your Group 5 Emergency Services Officer is Capt Matt Bisgaier. Your Group 5 Emergency Services Training Officer is Major Jason Tartalone.
A key part of the emergency services goal is ground search and rescue. The following information is provided to help interested cadets and seniors begin learning essential skills toward earning their entry level Ground Team Member rating, GTM-3.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per CAP regulations, you can be approved and permitted to participate in Emergency Services exercises after you complete the CAPT-116 (GES) exam and the ICUT exam and review.
You will be required to bring your pack, 101 card and CAP ID to those exercises. You are also eligible to be in a training status for 3 achievements. Proper wear of the CAP uniform is required at all time, even when out in the field. Please reference CAPM 39-1.
As per CAPR 60-3:
Ground Team Members – Level 3 should be prepared to conduct ground team operations within their limits of training for up to 24 hours.
Ground Team Members – Level 2 should be prepared to conduct ground team operations within their limits of training for up to 48 hours.
Ground Team Members – Level 1 should be prepared to conduct ground team operations within their limits of training up to 72 hours.
Work on these, save yourself a copy (or 2) and submit one into your OPS Quals: