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Emergency Services Requirements

Emergency Services Participation Requirements

Overview of Who can Participate in ES Missions and How to Qualify

To participate in Emergency Services training or operations, personnel must be current members by having completed Level One (senior members) and cadet protection training (senior members) or achievement one (cadets). Individuals in temporary membership are not eligible for liability coverage under the Federal Employee Compensation Act. Patron and Cadet Sponsor members are not eligible to participate in ES capacities.

Other than these, there are no prerequisite requirements for GES. CAPF 101 with the General ES rating will be approved by the unit commander for each Emergency Services specialization (job/role) they wish to participate in. Once trainees have met the prerequisites for their selected role, they will be required to complete familiarization and preparatory training for the specialty before serving in that position on actual or training missions under supervision. 

Familiarization and Preparatory (F&P) training is the minimum set of tasks that the member must master prior to acting as a supervised trainee on practice or actual missions. These tasks represent those skills that will keep the member safe and provides enough basic foundational skills to allow the member to function under supervision without jeopardizing the mission or put other mission participants at risk. Generally speaking these training tasks can be conducted in a "classroom environment". F&P tasks may also require the member to obtain the necessary gear or equipment needed to perform the desired role.

Once familiarization and preparatory training is completed, trainees must complete advanced training (on the job) and participate satisfactorily in at LEAST two missions before a qualification is approved and a member is considered “Qualified.” It is important to understand that in many instances, additional participation or training above and beyond the "bare minimum" will be required to ensure that members are fully trained and capable of operation in high-tempo operations. This is particularly true as members advance into higher level ES and aircrew roles.