Emergency Services is one of Civil Air Patrol's congressionally-mandated missions. Missing persons, missing or overdue aircraft, and locating aircraft distress beacons make up the bulk of the mission load though natural disaster relief is also a focus of our training. Though many training missions are held at the state or regional level, most of the training takes place at the squadron level. All members wishing to get involved in ES complete a basic emergency services course (GES) and a basic radio communications class (ICUT). After that, members may pursue a number of ratings or qualifications for a particular skill used in our Emergency Services missions.