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Emergency Services

Search and Rescue

Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

 

Disaster Relief

Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

Humanitarian Services

CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.

 

More about Emergency Services - Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters link

 

Links and References:

https://www.tdem.texas.gov - Texas Department of Emergency Management

https://www.ready.gov - Important web site for information on Emergency Services, Disaster Preparedness, etc.

https://www.dhs.gov - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

https://www.af.mil - USAF our parent agency

https://www.1af.acc.af.mil - Our USAF hosting unit

 

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