Emergency Services/Winter Pathfinder
Winter Pathfinder School Information
2024 Winter Pathfinder School (Rescheduled) Course Offerings
Advanced Aircrew Training: This two day course is designed for experienced aircrew members who wish to improve upon their skillset by undertaking advanced training and real world scenarios. The class will be a single day of classroom training followed by scheduled training flights. This class is an ideal class for those aircrew members who would like to prepare for complex deployments out of state. Topics of the class will include navigation, communication, advanced ELT-DF tracking techniques, and basic, practical, survival skills. Prerequisites - Age 18, Current Aircrew Qualification or prior completion of aircrew ground school and current aircrew trainee status.
Air Operations Branch Director: This two day course is designed for aircrew members who want to take their first steps into search management. This class will be one day of classroom, followed by practical experience working in the operations center during flight operations. Topics of the class will include the role of the AOBD on the Incident Management Team, Planning Search Operations, Briefing and Debriefing Flight Crews, utilizing technology in the mission environment. Prerequisites - Age 18 Current Aircrew Qualification.
SUAS Technician:The SUAS Technician Course is a one day course designed to meet the knowledge requirements required training standards for SUAS technician certification. Students will attend a classroom portion followed by hands on practical exercises with the SUAS Equipment. Prerequisites - Age 16, GES 101, FEMA IS5A Hazardous Materials, IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, Aircrew Professionalism, Commander's Approval for Training (Class will begin at 0800 hours and run until 1600 hours)
SUAS Pilot: The SUAS Pilot Course is a one day course designed to meet the knowledge requirements required training standards for SUAS pilot certification. Students will attend a classroom portion followed by hands on practical exercises with the SUAS Equipment. Prerequisites - Age 16, FAA 107, Current Form 5U Qualified, 4 hours PIC, SUAS Technician Qualification, and Commander's Approval For Training
Pathfinder Medic: This three day course focuses on Wilderness First Aid Training. Students will learn how to provide important first aid and medical care in remote and wilderness settings. Topics will include wilderness first aid skills, medical emergencies, and patient extrication. Students successfully completing the course will be issued a Wilderness First Aid Certification from the American Safety and Health Institute. Prerequisites - Age 16, GTM 3 or higher qualification. Current First Aid and CPR Qualification ( Class will start at 1900 hours on Friday and will run all day on Saturday and Sunday. Students are expected to bivouac (overnight) at the facility for the duration of the weekend)
First Aid/CPR Instructor Course: This three day program is designed to train and certify qualified first aid/CPR instructors for the Maryland Wing Training Center for the American Safety and Health Institute. Students will complete classroom instruction in preparation for teaching followed by two days of student teaching under the supervision of the lead instructor. Seating for this course is limited to six students. Students are expected to teach at least one course per year for the Maryland Wing Training Center. Prerequisites - Age 18, Current First Aid and CPR Qualification (Instructors will meet on Friday from 1900-2100 for the instructor class and class prep for Saturday and Sunday.)
Basic First Aid and CPR: This one day course covers the training requirement for GTM-3 ES Qualification. Students will learn adult, child, and infant CPR skills and basic first aid. Students successfully completing this class will receive certification from the American Safety and Health Institute for Basic First Aid and CPR. Prerequisites - GES 101 (Class will begin at 0800 hours and run until 1600 hours)
Hybrid GES: This course is ideal for the new cadet or senior who wants to get into CAP Emergency Services. Students will participate in an intense three day course that covers all information needed to reach trainee status in an advanced mission specialty. Topics of this class will include General Emergency Services, Aircraft Ground Handling, Intro to FEMA IS Training, FEMA IS 100 and 700, ICUT, and Basic First Aid and CPR. Students will bivouac on site (indoors) for the duration of the activity. Prerequisites - Seniors Level 1, Cadets - Achievement 1, complete CAP field uniform and membership card, commander's approval for training. (Class will start at 1900 hours on Friday and will run all day on Saturday and Sunday. Students are expected to bivouac at the facility for the duration of the weekend. We will finish at 1600 hours on Sunday)
Pathfinder Online Resources
- Ground & Urban Direction Finding Team Task Guide
- Ground Team Member and Leader Reference Text
- Packing List Cold Weather Operations and Pathfinder Medic Classes
- Packing List - Hybrid GES Class
In-person classes will be held at the Maryland Wing Headquarters, 3085 Hernwood Rd. Granite, Md.
$40 per student, to be invoiced following registration. Registration fees cover the cost of course materials, T-Shirt, and Pathfinder Patch. Fee does not include meals. Registration fees must be received by Maryland Wing no later than January 28th in order to secure registration for the course. Student cancellations made after January 30th will not be eligible for a refund.
Students are expected to provide their own meals for the duration of the activity. There will not be an opportunity to leave the facility to purchase food. The local Squadron will provide a hot evening meal on Feb 4th, along and snacks and drinks for purchase.
A $50 Registration Fee will be invoiced following registration for each student. Registration Fee covers the cost of course materials, Pathfinder T-Shirt and Pathfinder Patch. Registration fees must be received by Maryland Wing no later than December 1st in order to secure registration for the course. Student cancellations made after December 1st will not be eligible for a refund.
Required Forms: All forms must be submitted at check-in.
CAPF 60-81: Application for Special Activity with squadron commander approval (cadets under 18 years old must have parental signature)
CAPF 160: CAP Member Health History
CAPF 161: Emergency Information