Emergency Services

Emergency Services


Emergency Services (ES) and Homeland Security (HLS)

Maine Wing Emergency Services includes assisting Maine State Police in the search for missing or overdue aircraft as well as the prosecuting of emergency distress beacons as reported by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC).  On certain occasions CAP is requested to assist the USCG to locate and silence e-Pirbs on land which have been inadvertently activated. Maine Wing CAP conducts monthly training in the qualifications of Incident Command Staff, Ground Team, and Air Crew Search And Rescue (SAR) qualifications.

Disaster Assessment

Maine Wing may be called to assist Local, State or Federal authorities in the wake of a natural or man-made disaster. CAP has highly trained aircrews equipped with camera's that can take high resolution, Geo-tagged images. These images can be used either individually or "stitched" together to give the best overall view of the effected area. 

Search and Rescue

Maine Wing volunteer members are continually training to assist in any Search and Rescue operations that may be required. One of the primary focuses of monthly training exercises is Search and Rescue. Both aircraft and ground vehicles are well equipped for this purpose. 

Critical Incident Stress Management ( CISM)

The role of the Maine Wing CISM Team is to assist members and non-members suffering normal reactions from an abnormal event and to accelerate the recovery process once a member has been seriously stressed or traumatized.  The goals of the team will be to mitigate the impact of the event, assess the need for debriefings and other services, and to reduce the cognitive, emotional and physiological symptoms of CAP members.  All Maine Wing Incident Commanders will contact the CISM Team Leader and the Wing Commander when they first become aware of a potentially traumatic event such as an extended mission, injury or loss of life.  At least once every 24 hours a quick review of the need for critical incident stress intervention should be made for all members and non-members participating in the mission.  Once the mission has been closed or suspended and a member experiences the need for a critical incident stress intervention, or observes the need in another member, they should express the need directly to the incident commander, unit or wing commander, or Wing CISM team leader.

All CISM team members will meet all qualification and currency requirements in CAPR 60-5.