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Emergency Services

Aerospace Education Cadet Program ....


Since 1941- A Tradition of vO~1!lnteer Service

CAP - A Tradition of Volunteer Service

In 1941 when CAP was chartered, the nation was about to enter into war, and the services of her civilian aviators were vitally needed. In addition to coastal patrols for enemy submarines, Civil Air Patrol pilots flew approximately 500, 000 hours in search and rescue missions, cargo flights, courier flights, border patrol duties, target towing, etc. Sixtyfour CAP members gave their lives in this service, including two from Florida.

CAP is still a volunteer organization and offers increasing opportunities for its members. As in the old days, members are still flying search missions. Ground rescue teams still recover downed.airmen who have been discovered by observers and pilots in search planes. Young people continue to receive the CAP-sponsored challenge of flight in the cadet program but now they have an additional and equally important challenge --a well-rounded education in aerospace subjects and related activities. Senior members, too, are encouraged to upgrade their knowledge of aerospace subjects. In fact, all of CAP's current programs are aerospace oriented.

Florida Wing is keeping up the Civil Air Patrol tradition of service in search and rescue, aerospace education programs, and cadet activities. We are fortunate to have members who care about the CAP program and will give freely of their time and talents to recruit and train new members and help current members upgrade their skills. The support of Florida's Legislature will make it possible for CAP to continue to offer its services to the community and state for many years to come.


Air Search & Rescue

Air Search and Rescue is probably the best known aspect of the Civil Air Patrol Program. Florida Wing works with the Florida Division of Disaster Preparedness, the United States Coast Guard, and local law enforcement a,gencies in responding to reports of missing or downed aircraft in the state of Florida.

Mission-qualified pilots, observers, and ground crews are ready to respond to an alert at any time of the day or night. These unpaid CAP volunteers maintain their proficiency with an ongoing program of training seminars and practice search missions on both a local and state-wide basis.

Florida Wing's Search and Rescue statistics for the year 1978 are

Missions. . Sorties .

. . . • 34 • . 770

Hours. . Saves. . Finds.

. . . . . . 1,364

• • • • • 6

. . • 17

In the period from October 31-November 23, 1978 Florida Wing proved that they were prepared to carry out the CAP mission of search and rescue. In 24 days they responded to nine mission alerts. Seven of the objectives were located and six persons were saved through their efforts.

Civil Air Patrol rescue efforts are not confined to downed aircraft. On October 31 an airborne CAP plane was notified of an emergency signal being heard in the Daytona Beach area. U sing direction .finding equipment the aircrew pinpointed the source of the signal over water and contacted the Coast Guard to follow up the DF steer. CAP personnel on board the Coast Guard cutter used hand-held DF equipment to horne in on a 32 foot sailing vessel that had lost steerage and was dragging anchor toward a rock jetty. Seas at the time were 6-8 feet and winds were 20-25 knots. The four persons on board the distressed vessel were rescued and Florida Wing was given credit for the "save".

State funds provided to Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol in the 1978 Budget enabled the Wing to purchase 15 VHF-DF units such as the equipment used in the rescue effort mentioned above. These have been distributed to units throughout the state and have been very effective in helping to locate downed aircraft with functioning Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT' s) •

The 1978 budget allocation also allowed Florida Wing to purchase two aircraft transceivers and six aircraft transponders to increase the

capability of the Wing's search planes. Twenty-five VHF-FM radio transceivers were purchased to be issued to CAP members for use in emergency ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications.

Aircrew Requirements

A successful search requires more than just a pilot and a pair of eyes in the sky. The dependency on Civil Air Patrol for inland search and rescue (BAR) makes essential a minimum standard of proficiency, professionalism, and safety for aircrews. Anything less results in wasted effort and missed objectives.

CAP wants professional, safe pilots and observers on its authorized BAR missions. Once qualified, proficiency must be maintained by participation in actual, training, or test missions.

Minimum qualifications for a CAP mis sion pilot are

1) Complete CAP emergency services training and exam

2) Possess an FCC restricted radiotelephone operator license

3) Hold a valid FAA pilot rating with a minimum of 200 flying hours, 25 of which must be cross-country (navigation) flying

4) Complete required number of check-rides with a qualified mis sion pilot.

Minimum qualifications for a CAP mission observer are

1) Complete CAP emergency services training and exam

2) Possess FCC restricted radiotelephone operator license

3) Possess a Red Cross First Aid certificate (not required but desirable)

Emergency services training includes, at a minimum, training in search patterns; map reading and grid system; weather--wind, current, etc.; high altitude limitations; fueling procedures; flight plans and other paperwork; air communications; coordination with ground teams; flight line hand signals; airborne radiological monitoring; use of safety and survival equipment; and basic medical self-help.


Many searches are called during or immediately following bad weather. Cloud cover, frontal activity, icing, poor visibility, and turbulence are frequently contributing factors in aircraft incidents and pose problems to air search activities. When search aircraft cannot be launched, CAP emergency services personnel are trained to assume ground interrogation and ground search functions to assure that a maximum search force is in the field during the critical period following the incident.

A CAP ground team ideally consists of 6-12 qualified CAP members and two vehicles, but in practice it is not uncommon to have smaller teams. Cadets may participate in this phase of the operation, but the team leader is required to be a senior member at least 21 years of age. All personnel are trained in basic emergency services procedures in addition to their own speci alttes . The mission of the ground team is to "find it, identify it, give life-saving first-aid, and safeguard it".

Minimum ground team training includes firefighting techniques, use of forcible entry tools, use of ground rescue equipment and rescue techniques, team safety, survival techniques, radiological monitoring, radio and auxiliary ground equipment, interrogation techniques, map reading and use of the compass I ground search techniques I first aid, local laws applying to ground search and rescue, and local traffic laws.

How Is a Mission Initiated?

When an aircraft on a flight plan is one-half hour overdue at its destination, the FAA flight service station (FSS) attempts to contact the plane by radio. The control tower at the destination airport is checked as are Flight Service Stations along the intended route of flight to determine if the pilot had reported in to any of them about a possible delay or to report his position.

Mter one hour past the elapsed ETA on a VFR flight plan and 30 minutes on an lFR plan, the FAA issues an information request to the appropriate Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Center (ARRC). An area communications check is made by radio or direct phone line to airports and Flight Service Stations regarding the overdue aircraft. A check is also made

of nearby airport ramps to see if the pilot may have landed and neglected to close his flight plan.

At one and one half hours pa st the ETA, at fuel exhau st time, or at any time there is serious doubt as to the safety of the plane or its occupants, an Alert Notice is issued to the ARRC and all FAA facilities within fuel range of the aircraft and a communications check is made. Ramp checks are extended and small, uncontrolled airstrips are now checked. The FAA broadcasts a notice on its NAVAID broadcasts alerting all pilots of the overdue plane. Relatives, friends, and business associates of the pilot are contacted by ARRC to determine if the flight may have been to other than the announced destination.

Mis sion personnel work closely with FAA air-traffic facilities. A relatively new search-andrescue tool is the Interim Track Analysis Program (lTAP) w hi c h uses computer-stored data to trace the path of an aircraft.

After the ARRC has sufficient information to have reason to believe that the aircraft is missing and/or has met with an accident, a search is initiated and SAR agencies (CAP Wing alerting officer) are notified. The search base and mission coordinator are tentatively selected and as soon as the avarlabrlrtyof both is confirmed and the information called in to ARRC, the Wing Commander is alerted, and the initiating REDCAP Priority Traffic is dispatched. As soon as this is done, the alert spreads rapidly throughout the state to the emergency services personnel in the field.

Under certain circumstances, the search may be initiated differently. If the pilot broadcasts a MAYDAY; reports deteriorating weather conditions, icing, disorientation, or other dangerous factors; disappears from a radar scope; or an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal is heard, a search may be called immediately without the preliminary checks. In any case, the Wing Commander must authorize the participation of CAP personnel in any operation.

Closing the Mission

When extensive SAR coverage has produced negative results, or climatic conditions, lack of information, or other circumstances indicate that the possibility of locating the search objective is unlikely, the ARRC may suspend the mission. Missions may be reopened if further information about the missing aircraft is received. A mission is closed when rescue and recovery have been completed or when it is determined that the objective has been located and that Civil Air Patrol assistance is no longer required.



Civil Defense

Civil Air Patrol is unique among the many general aviation organizations in that it has an trr-be inq structure capable of responding to emergency situations. With its command structure, trained personnel, communications capability, and equipment, it can work hand-in-hand with established government agencies in responding to emergencies, whatever their cause.

CAP was originally chartered as an organization under the jurisdiction of the Office of Civilian Defense during World War II. Although it has since become an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, it still works closely with Civil Defense organizations on all levels. In many cases, Civil Air Patrol members actually participate on the staff of State Emergency Operations Centers.

Florida Wing, under the provision of an agreement with the Florida Division of Disaster Preparedness, assumes certain responsibilities and provides certain services in the event of a Civil Defense Emergency (natural disaster or other).

In addition to air search and rescue, Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol will deploy its facilities, personnel, and equipment in support of emergency operations such as the following --

Aerial control, direction and surveillance of surface traffic;

Light transport for emergency movement of personnel and medical supplies;

Aerial photographic and reconnaissance flights;

Ground rescue;

Radio communications;

State and Regional Defense Airlift (SARDA) support;

Aerial radiological monitering;

Decontamination of aircraft and surface support facilities.

As can be seen from the above, Civil Air Patrol assistance to Civil Defense is not limited to the air. It has members trained in groundbased radiological monitoring, first-aid, shelter utilization, and the all-important communicators who man its radio nets.

Once a year Civil Air Patrol and the Florida Division of Disaster Preparedness. hold a joint exercise called CDEX. It is designed to test CAP Task Forces' overall operational capability to support the State Agreement with Civil Air Patrol by deploying personnel and resources into a simulated field emergency environment. It also provides emergency services procedural experience for CAP trainees. Follow-ups are made in areas where operational efficiency could be improved. Like everything else, the CAP/Civil Defense program is

a team effort by all concerned.

Other Services Provided by CAP


Each of the thirteen Groups in Florida Wing is required to schedule at least one Flight Safety Clinic during the year. These clinics which may be co-sponsored by the FAA or some other general aviation organization are open to all CAP members, cadet and senior, and also to the general aviation community.

They are taught by certified instructors and often feature speakers from the FAA and the Weather Bureau. They are designed to update rated pilots on FAA Regulations, flight safety, general emergency procedures, flight plans and flight planning, terminal area procedures and operations, and aviation weather. Check rides are given and fulfill the requirement for a -biennial flight review as required by the FAA.

CAP also assists FAA Flight Service Stations during events that bring heavy air traffic, such as the Sun'n'Fun Fly-In at Lakeland and the Daytona II 500 "-. Transient aircraft arrivals and departures are logged by aircraft identification. This record has proved invaluable in preventing unnecessary searches for planes whose flight plans weren't closed.

Periodically, the FAA, with the assistance of Civil Air Patrol, conducts general aviation surveys of airports throuqhout the country. During July and August of 197 8 ~ CAP personnel monitored operations at nine airports in Florida. The purpose of the survey is to gather current information on a ircrafty'pi'lot actrvity that may be used for planning purposes by the FAA and others in the aviation community.


In October, 1973 Civil Air Patrol entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Pollution Control (now known as the Department of Environmental Regulation) to provide for cooperation in a program of aerial observation to assist in the protection of Florida I s environment.

Florida Wing, CAP, makes available on a voluntary basis its personnel, corporate aircraft, and supporting equipment for environmental overflights of the following --

Actual or proposed pollution control projects;

Extant or potential sources of pollution;

Actual or proposed land use programs;

Dredge and dragline operations; and

Any other applicable State lands or waters.


Civil Air Patrols squadrons in coastal areas may schedule regular flights to search for stranded boaters.

Aircrews fly afternoons and evenings on weekends and holidays. Some units have CAP-owned aircraft and others rent locally. Expenses for the flights are borne by the squadron membership.

Many Florida boaters have been as sisted by thes e volunteers who work in cooperation with the Coast Guard.

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Aerospace education may be defined as that branch of general education concerned with communicating knowledge, skills, and attitudes about aerospace activities and the total impact of "air and space vehicles upon society.

CAP supports 'aerospace education workshops for teachers from elementary through high school levels. They assist in the preparation of materials and help to find resource people, etc. In some cases airlift is provided to field trip sites and orientation flights are given. CAP teaching materials appropriate to the various levels are available.


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CAP recognizes the need for trained, active senior members schooled in the special skills required to accomplish the Civil Air Patrol mi s s io'n , Therefore, the program is designed to offer a lifetime of trairiing opportunities. Senior members can take courses to learn specific mission skills and prepare for leadership positions. The Extension Course Institute of the Air University offers courses and many scholarships

are available on a competitive bases for senior members who wish

to further their education.

Florida Wing offers a continuing series of training opportunities on squadron, Group and Wing levels for seniors.

The Florida 'Wing Cadet Program

One of the major parts of the Civil Air Patrol mission is that of providing a program to motivate American youth to develop leadership abilities and to become responsible citizens through aviation-centered activities. This mission has evolved into the CAP cadet program.

Through study and performance I cadets work their way through a series of 15 achievements. As they progress they are rewarded by increase in rank I presentation of ribbons and certificates I eligibility to compete for nationally sponsored special activities I and eligibility to compete for academic scholarships and grants. Encampments which allow the cadet to put into practice what he has learned in squadron classes are held on local and state-wide levels. Florida Wing runs a series of week-long encampments in locations around the state. Each cadet receives at least six orientation flights. Budget support from the State Legislature in 1978 allowed the Wing to finance 20 flight scholarship s .




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Communications Equipment

Noise Cancelling Microphones (12) VHF Linear Amplifiers (5) Aircraft Directional Finders (6) VHF-FM Transceivers (25)

VHF Directional Finders (15)

Office Equipment

Desks (4) Typewriters (2) Adding Machines (2) Copy Machine

Carousel Slide Projector Microfische Viewer

$ 162 $ 0
2,250 2,250
1,500 1,500
3,988 0
0 2,450
1,000 0
600 600
200 200
0 3,000
200 0

Maintenance of Building and Grounds

Maintenance of Equipment Automotive



Telephone Postage

Travel Allowance Publications - Gator Capers S't'a t i.on e r y and Supplies

CAP Cadet Flight Training CAP Cadet Summer Encampment Gas, Oil, and Lubricants

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 4,000 10.; 000 2" ,000

8,00-0 5;000 2,,00"0 7,,000 5,000 1,000 5,000 4 ... 00'0 2,000


8,000 5,000 2,000 7,000 5,000 1,000 5,000 4·,000 2,000


* No funds are requested for wages since all personal services in Civil Air Patrol are strictly voluntary.






in support of


1. Purpdse: To insure the effective use of all available facilit1es in all types of Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.

2. ~~ope: This agreement is the basis for mutual

coor 1nation and cooperation for direction of search and rescue operations by the State of Florida and the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service (ARRS).

3. General:

a. The National Search and Rescue Plan designates the United States Air Force as the federal agency responsible for coordination of search and rescue operations in the inland SAR Region.

b. The Inland SAR Region is defined in the National SAR Plan as the inland area of the Continental United States except waters under the jurisdiction of the United States, (The U.S. Coast Guard has primary responsibility for these waters).

c. The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force has designated the Commander, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, as the Executive Agent to implement the National SAR Plan in the United States. Within th~ Aerospace

Rescue and Recovery Service, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) has been established to act for the SAR Coordinator in the Inland Region. Therefore, the AFRCC, located at Scott AFB, Illinois, is the agency responsible for coordinating federal SAR activities in the inland Region.

d. The National Search and Rescue Plan recognizes the desires of state and local agencies to direct and control their own rescue organizations in SAR missions resulting from local or intrastate emergencies. Therefore, any plans

or agreements, including this one, in support of the National SAR Plan will not in any way contravene the responsibilities or authority of local or state governments.

e. The AFRCC is responsible for organizing all search and rescue agencies, both federal and non-federal, into a cooperative, national network. Appropr.iate agreements may be made between the AFRCC and respective states, federal agencies, and other organizations to accomplish this end.

f. Agreements will provide for federal search and rescue assistance, ·when needed, through the AFRCC, to local or state agencies conducting search and rescue missions. Also, state and local ag en c i.e s through such agreements should recognize the responsibilities of the AFRCC and provide sup~ort to the AFRCC on missions, when requested.

g. The' Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a co rp o ra t i.on created by federal statute and is established by law as a voluntary , civilian auxil La r y of the Un i t.ed St.a tes Air Force. The prosecution of search and rescue missions for the Air Force is one of the tasks performed by CAP.

h. This agreement is general ·in scope and is designed to 'be the initial document from which additional specific agreements and plans may be written. These additional agreements and plans will provide for specific mission procedures, means of communications, points of contact, listing of search and rescue agenc.ies, etc. .AII such future plans and agreements will refer to this basic agreement.

i. The Division of Disaster Preparedness is the state agency that has established the State Air Search and Rescue organization and has statutory responsibility for conducting air sear-ch and rescue missions in the State of Florida. Aerial search and rescue for civil incidents shall continue to be under the direct supervision of this agency in accordance with this agreement and the National Search and Rescue Plan.

j. Ground searches shall be the responsibility of the Sheriff within each of the counties. The Division of Disaster Preparedness s-hall coordinate ground searches with the AFRCC, County Sheriffs, other law enforcement agencies, or any private or public search and rescue group.

4. Agreement:

a. This agreement is in four categories: Military

Incidents, Civil Incidents, Scheduled Air Carrier and Missions of National Concern, and Civil Interstate Incidents.

(1) Military Incidents

(a) A search and rescue mission to aid distressed military personnel.

(b) All military incidents will be under the complete operational control of the AFRCC.

(c) All search and rescue efforts by assisting agencies will be coordinated through the AFRCC.

(d) All press releases will be made by the AFRCC or its representative and will give proportional mention to all assisting agencies.

(e) The AFRCC will advise the State of Florida when a military incident has occurred in Florida. Notification will include a statement as to whether or not assistance is requesied. The AFRCC will keep the State of Florida informed on the status and/or termination of a search.

(2) Civil Incidents:

(a) A civil incident is a search and rescue mission to aid distressed civilian persons when such incidents occur within the boundaries of the State of Florida, except scheduled air carrier incidents and missions of national concern (subparagraph 3).

(b) All civil incidents will normally be under the complete operational control of the St~te of Florida; however, this agr~ement will no~ preclude the state from requesting that the AFRCC assume full control of a civil incident.

(c) The AFRCC will be notified if federal or Civil Air Patrol assistance is deSired by the State of Florida.

(d) The State of Florida will advise the AFRCC upon notification of a civil incident within Florida. Notification will include a requ-est for assistance if desired. -The state will keep the AFRCC informed on the status and/or termination of a search.

(3) Scheduled Air Carrier Incidents and MisSions of National Concern: The AFRCC will control all search and rescue efforts for scheduled air carriers, incidents

involving persons of national or international importance, and aircraft operating under provisions of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreement.

(4) Civil Interstate Flight Incidents: Searches for civil aircraft on interstate flights will be coordinated by the AFRCC. The State of Florida may control that portion of the search conducted in the State of Florida.

b. Direct communication and liaison is authorized between the State of Florida and the AFRCC staff for the initiation of this plan, and to coordinate mission activity.

c. The State of Florida and the AFRCC may request assistance from each other in the conduct of search and rescue missions. Provision of such assistance is subject to the availability of facilities at the time of the request.

d. This agreement does not encompass SAR for such activities as: emergencies affecting public welfare occurring as a result of civil disturbances, earthquake, fire, flood, or other public disasters or equivalent emergencies which endanger life and property or disrupt the usual process of government. However, the SAR organization and its facilities may be used to the maximum extent feasible in connection with the above activities.

e. Direct or indirect expenses incident to search and rescue operations are not reimbursable through federally appropriated funds.

f. No provision of this agreement is to be construed as an obstruction to prompt and effective action by the State, Command, or individual to relieve distress wherever and whenever found.

g. This agreement shall become effective upon date of final signature and will remain in effect unless modified by mutual written ag'r eemen t or terminated by ei ther party with sixty-day advance written notice.


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1. The Civil Air Patrol is a civil corporation chartered by an Act of Congress as a non-combatant auxiliary of the United States Air Force. As such, the Civil Air Patrol is charged with certain responsibilities which include assistance in meeting local and national emergencies.

2. Cooperation between the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, and the Florida State Division of Disaster Preparedness and other political sub-divisions, is within the powers and duties of these organizations to facilitate preparations to deal with disasters and to provide for adequate Civil Defense.

3. During a Civil Defense emergency declared by the Governor of Florida, or County authorities, the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, will deploy its facilities, personnel, and equipment in support of emergency operations, consistent with its other missions as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The manner in which Civil Air Patrol personnel, property, and equipment will be utilized as organized units in Civil Defense will be determined by the Commander or Acting Commander, Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol.

4. This agreement defines the areas of participation by the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, in Civil Defense in consonance with the Florida Wing SAR and Domestic Emergency Plan. It extends to all organizational levels of the State of Florida and its political sub-divisions and the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol.

5. Units of Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, will be made available during a Civil Defense emergency and will be prepared to perform all or part of the following:

a. Aerial radiological monitoring.

b. Aerial control, direction and surveillance of surface traffic.

c. Light transport flight for emergency movement of personnel and supplies.

d. Aerial photographic and reconnaissance flights.

e. Decontamination of aircraft and surface support facilities.

f. Search and r es cue (including ramp checks for missing aircraft).

g. Radio communication.

h. Serve as primary operational staff to the State SARDA Director in keeping with Office of Emergency Preparedness specific plans for utilization of noncarrier aircraft for serving in time of national emergencies.

6. Subordinate units of Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, located within the jurisdiction of a County Civil Defense Agency will participate in the local Civil Defense organization as a unit with specific Civil Defense functions primarily as outlined in paragraph 5 above. Civil Air Patrol units serving ~itb local Civil Defense agencies will serve under their own Unit Commander, under the jurisdiction of the local Director of Civil Defense, subject to orders of the Commander or Acting Commander, Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol and provisions of paragraph 3 above.

7. Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 3 and 5 Supra, it is agreed between the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, and the Florida State Division of Disaster Preparedness that the following delegations of Civil Defense emergency responsibilities to the Florida Wihg, Civil Air Patrol, and its subordinate units, are accepted and become effective upon the date of signing of this agreement by the principals concerned:

a. The Commander of the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, or his deputy, as determined by the Commander, shall be the Air Officer on the Staff of the Director of the Florida State Division of Disaster Preparedness for emergency operations.

b. Task Forces, Civil Air Patrol, shall be assigned for emergency operations to the Florida State Division of Disaster Preparedness and shall be prepared to perform missions as outlined in paragraph 5 above.

c. Task Forces, Civil Air Patrol, shall be assigned to the Area Coordinator of each of the four Civil Defense Operational Areas of the State and be prepared to perform missions as stated in subparagraph b above.

d. Squadrons of the Civil Air Patrol located within the jurisdiction of a County Civil Defense authority, will be assigned to such Civil Defense authority for the performance of such emergency missions, in consonance with paragraph 5, as may be properly delegated by the County Civil Defense Director.

e. To ensure the readiness of Civil Air Patrol units and individuals to discharge their Civil Defense responsibilities in time of emergencies, the necessary training programs will be initiated and conducted by the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol, and its subordinate units.

f. The Florida Wing Commander will provide the State Director of Disaster Preparedness with a list of CAP units, unit strengths, and organic equipment, together with an estimated operational readiness. This information will be maintained in current status as changes occur.

8. During a Civil Defense emergency, State and local directors of Civil Defense Agencies will be delegated operational supervision over the units, personnel, services, and use of equipment of CAP units, subject to the provisions of paragraph 3 above. Air Force Reserve Regions will coordinate this action with the Director of DCPA Region Three.

9. Civil Defense identification cards will be issued to active members of the Civil Air Patrol as authorized by the Director, Florida State Division of Disaster Preparedness, or County Civil Defense Director.

10. Civil Defense decals are authorized for official CAP aircraft and vehicles. Privately owned vehicles are not authorized to use such decals, but may use the official decal or insignia of the Civil Air Patrol, as authorized by the Florida Wing Commander. Civil Air Patrol members carrying out Civil Defense missions as individuals will serve under the direction of the State and/or local civil defense director.

11. The designation "Civil Air Patrol" may be coupled with the words "Civil Defense" in designating Civil Air Patrol units serving within a Civil Defense Service. For example, "Civil Air Patrol - Civil Defense Courier Service."

12. State and locally owned Civil Defense property, equipment, and supplies may be loaned and/or issued to Civil Air Patrol units on a memorandum receipt. Title to property, equipment, and supplies will be retained by State or local Civil Defense Agencies. Civil Defense

decals must be affixed to property and equipment in accordance with Federal regulations prescribed by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency. Property, equipment, and supplies will be used and/or operated in accordance with written agreements executed at the time property, equipment or supplies are loaned and/or issued to Civil Air Patrol units. Civil Air Patrol units will be accountable to Civil Defense Agencies for items for which they have signed memorandum receipts.

13. Any duties and/or responsibilities not covered herein shall be found in the CPG, 2-11, dated September 1977.

RICHARD L.LEN)O:; CAp Commander, Florida Wing, CAP

January 1, 1979


Jan-uary 1, 1979





1. CAP Manual SO-IS (12 SEPT 72)

2. State of Florida - Florida Wing Memo of Agreement

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3. Florida Wing Operational Plan

4. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency-CPG 2-11, SEPT 1977


To outline Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol role in assisting the Air Force in the responsibility to civil .government (State of Florida) and its subdivision during natural disasters.


The primary responsibility of alleviating the conditions created by a natural disaster rests with the individuals, families, private industry, local and state governments, the American Red Cross, and various non-military federal agencies having resources wh~ch can be used. However, when civil resources are inadequate or inappropriate to cope with the disaster, military resources may be used

to assist local authorities in their efforts to save lives, prevent extreme suffering, and to minimize damage and property loss. Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol may be used as'a resource of the USAF following procedures contained in the authorities in section "A".


1. Natural disasters can create emergency conditions which vary widely in scope, urgency, and degree of damage and destruction, the action to be taken in each possible type of disaster. The basic objective is to provide a single point of control for the employment of CAP personnel and resources in any type of disaster. This is essential to prevent duplication of effort, to insure that only the minimum amount of CAP resources required are committed, and that the resources committed are used effectively. This basic concept applies whether the disaster support is provided by a single CAP unit or when the disaster is so large as to require support from several CAP units or Wings.

2. Florida Wing operation will make plans and coordinate them with the Division of Disaster Preparedness, State of Florida, for all possible situations that could occur within their area of responsibility.

3. The geographic locations, terrain, weather, etc., will determine to a degree, the type of plans required. In many situations, especially in preparation for hurricanes, floods, etc., it may be necessary to display CAP forces prior to the disaster.


1. When the services of CAP emergency service are required to assist in natural disaster emergency missions, there are two meth0ds of obtaining the

Air Force mission authorization (mission number). The Air Force Reserve Region (AFRR) must approve the mission request and issue a mission designation before CAP can be considered as participating on behalf of the Air Force. The issuance of this mission designation entitles CAP to the reimbursement of expenses and compensation insurance.

2. Where there is sufficient time to fully coordinate the request for CAP assistance, reports by government should be started through the Division of Disaster Preparedness to the HQ of the 1st U.S. Army which will forward the information to the 14th Air Force Reserve Region for approval.

3. When disaster strikes without warning (tornado, flash floods, etc.) CAP commander or authorized civil agencies are authorized direct communications with the AFRR. This would be only in the occasion that for some reasons the Division of Disaster Preparedness (State) could not be immediately contacted.

4. Requests for CAP assistance must include the following inform~tion:

a. A date and time group for starting the mission.

b. Specific information on the mission to be performed.

c. The designation of the CAP unit or units desired to perform the mission.

d. A time limit for the duration of the mission.

e. Name, title, and telephone number of the individual who is making the request for CAP support.

5. The AFRR will coordinate CAP assistance and delegate the commander who will exercise operational control over participating units. Headquarters CAP-USAF will be promptly advised of all missions approved and completed.

6. Upon completion of the mission, the requesting agency will so inform the AFRR and provide the date and time at which the mission was terminated. If the information is furnished by telephone, it will be confirmed immediately in writing.

F. Division of Disaster Preparedness and Civil Air Patrol (Fla. Wing) Memo of Agreement, dated I Vu'Y '9"r spells out coordination, communications, media releases, reporting procedures and maintenance of records.

G. Directing the mission and reporting follow the procedures of CAP manual SO-IS (Chapter 7, p.7-8 and 7-9).

H. Reimbursement and submission of claims by CAP members for reimbursement of fuel, oil, and communications expenses will be accomplished in the same manner as for any authorized AF mission. However, funds for automotive fuels, oil, and communication expenses are ch~rged to appropriate funds for HQ CAP-USAF. Therefore, an immediate estimate of total automotive fuel, oil and communications expenses for the entire mission should be submitted to the Florida Wing liaison officer who will relay the estimate to HQ CAP-USAF so funds can be set aside to cover the cost of these items.


Commander, Florida Wing

July 1, 1978


OHNSON, DIRECTOR Divisio ~~Q. Disaster Preparedness State of Florida

July 1, 1978




WHEREAS, the State of Florida Department of Pollution

Control and the Civil Air Patrol, Florida Wing,

(hereinafter referred to as CAP), entered into an Agreement on October 15, 1973~ providing for cooperation in a program

of aerial observation to assist in the protection of

Florida's environment, a copy of which is attached hereto and identified as Exhibit A, and

WHEREAS, Section (5) of such Agreement required the Department of Pollution Control to hold the CAP harmless from any claims brought against CAP on behalf of any

Department of Pollution Control employee by reason of such

flights, and is contrary to state agency policy and applicable Florida Statutes governing the operation of

state administrative agencies, and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the parties to the

Agreement that provisions be added thereto which require the Department to pay the sum of Nine Dollars ($9.00) per

hour for air flights undertaken pursuant to this Agreement,

in addition to costs of fuel and motor oil, and

WHEREAS, Section 20.261(3) and (4), Florida Statutes,

created the State of Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (he~einafter referred to as Department) and merged the former Department of Pollution Control into the

newly created Department.

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises

and mutual covenants herein contained, the parties hereby mutually agree to amend and continue the Agreement identified

as Exhibit A as follows:

A. The Department of Environmental Regulation is sub-

stituted by operation of law and contract for the

Department of Pollution Control, and shall exercise

all rights and perform all powers and duties


belonging to the Department of Pollution Control

under the Agreement.

B. It is agreed that Section 4 of the Agreement is

amended to read as follows:

"The Department agrees to pay the CAP, in addition to costs of fuel and motor oil used for a

particular flight, a sum in the amount of Nine

Dollars ($9.00) for each hour of actual flight

incurred under the Agreement."

C. It is agreed that Section 5 of the Agreement is

amended to read as follows:

"It is agreed that the CAP shall not be liable or

responsible to the Department for injuries which may occur to employees of the Department when riding in CAP aircraft. The CAP may require, as a condition precedent to the boarding of any flight by an employee of the Department, that such

employee execute, or show evidence of having

executed, a Release of Liability to the CAP for

any injuries to CAP personnel or damage to


D. Except as otherwise modified or amended by this

Amendment to Agreement, all provisions contained

in the Cooperative Agreement identified as Exhibit A shall remain in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed this

Amendment to Agreement this 11 day of





HENR P. CASENOVE, COL. CAP Florida Wing Commander

2562 Executive Center Circle, East

Montgomery Building Tallahassee, Florida 32301

204 Legal Center Ocala, Florida 32670

This report was prepared by the Florida Wing Office of Information Services. February, 1979.


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