Emergency Services

    The Civil Air Patrol conducts 90 percent of inland search and rescue in the U.S., as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and other agencies.
 
It coordinates Air Force-assigned missions through the CAP National Operations Center at Maxwell AFB at a cost of only about $130 per flying hour.
 
Performs aerial reconnaissance for homeland security. Saves an average of 80 lives per year (72 in FY 2009).
 
Provides disaster-relief support to local, state and national organizations.
 
Transports time-sensitive medical materials, blood products and body tissues when commercial routes are unavailable.
 
Provides impact assessment, light transport, communications support and low-level route surveys for the U.S. Air Force.
 
Assists federal law enforcement agencies in the war on drugs.
 
Maintains the most extensive VHF and HF communications network in the nation.


Emergency Services Officer:  Captain Matthew S. Bates, CAP
 
Emergency Services Training Officer:  Major Theodore D. Fritz, CAP