Emergency Services

The Timmerman Composite Squadron’s role in Emergency Services (ES) goes back decades. From the old Land Rescue Team 10 to the Milwaukee Emergency Services Squadron that became one third of the Timmerman Composite Squadron, Emergency Services runs deep. As an organization, Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, counter drug, and other missions for federal, state, and local agencies. The Timmerman Composite Squadron’s primary focus in ES has always been ground search and rescue. Missing persons, aircraft, and locating aircraft distress beacons make up the bulk of the squadron’s mission load though natural disaster relief has seen an increase in mission requests as of late.

The bulk of training takes place at the squadron level though there are many training missions held at the group and wing (state) level. All members wishing to get involved in ES complete a basic emergency services course and a basic radio communications class. From there, members may pursue a number of ratings or qualifications each unique to a particular skill used in ES. Most new members of the squadron will be trained as Urban Direction-Finding Team members and Ground Team members. Those qualified in these ratings are the “boots on the ground” during a rescue operation and have one of the most rewarding positions in CAP.

Those wishing to get involved should contact the squadron Emergency Services officer, 1st Lt Dan Turkal.

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