Emergency Services - ES Training - Mission Scanner
Training for Mission Scanner
GES - General Emergency Services - Visit our GES page to complete General Emergency Services Training.
Age Eligibility - Mission Scanners must be 18 years of age to begin training
MS - Commander Approval for Prerequisites - The Squadron Commander must sign off on your SQTR.
Mission Scanner - Familiarization and Preparatory Training - No. of Required Tasks: 22- This series of tasks are generally completed in a classroom environment. In any case, you must demonstrate to a qualified evaluator that you possess the skills in the list of tasks. These tasks are described in the Mission Scanner Task Book, which is extracted content from the Aircrew and Flightline Tasks Book. You can find these guides all over various CAP squadron sites, but to ensure that you have the most current copy, you should go directly to National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) site (CapMembers.com > Emergency Services > National Emergency Services Academy). Select the MAS link and the Curriculum link from the sub menu. Find the Mission Scanner study materials and download the Volume 1 Mission Scanner document. You should also download Operational Mission - Inflight Guide. This is a big book, and is best printed double sided on pre-drilled three hole paper. It is a very handy reference.
Commander Approval for Familiarization and Preparatory Training - Once those tasks are signed off, you need to get the Commander's approval to continue your training.
Mission Scanner - Advanced Training - This includes additional classroom and hands-on skills, in addition to the following separate items:
CAPT117 Part 2: See General Emergency Services Page
FEMA IS100: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS100b.asp
FEMA IS700: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700a.asp
Aircraft Ground Handling Training: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.SafetyMMS.Web/AircraftGround.aspx (eServices login required)
Mission Scanner - Training Exercises - The part you have been waiting for! This is where you finally get to go up in a plane and practice your Mission Scanner skills! You should be briefed on what you need to do to prepare for the training flight, but you should be prepared to do anything that was covered in training. The more capable you are in all aspects of the crew duties, the more helpful you will be to your MP and MO as they will be able to offload tasks to you. Two flights are required, and you must successfully complete the tasks assigned to you. On your SQTR form make sure you add the mission number and the task/sortie numbers.
Final SQTR Upload - When all of your assignments are complete, enter any remaining documents into the SQTR in My Operations Qualifications in eServices. The top of your SQTR form will have 'Achievement Pending' in yellow text (hard to read on a white background) until you are fully approved. Hold on to your written SQTR in case of any questions.