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Emergency Services (Operations)


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.  This website provides a consolidated area for guidance and tools that our support personnel need to do their jobs.  The menu to the left lists the many tools and requirements in this area.

Assistance to Civil Authority, including airborne imagery and communications support for counterdrug, homeland security, and disaster operations; and Support to Military Commanders, including low level surveys and range support are coordinated by the National Operations Center.  


For more information, visit http://www.capmembers.com/emergency_services/.