Civil Air Patrol

Emergency Services Contacts


Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

Search and Rescue    
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

Disaster Relief  
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Humanitarian Services  
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.

Air Force Support 
It’s hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.

CAP joined the “war on drugs” in 1986 when, pursuant to congressional authorization, CAP signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Customs Service offering CAP resources to help stem the flow of drugs into and within the United States.

More Info
CAP Abilities Brochure

U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center

CAP National Operations Center: (888) 211-1812 (ext. 300)

Primary Contacts
Col Mike Vorachek – Director of Emergency Services & Homeland Security Officer
Col Jim Haldy – Incident Commander
208 520-4112

Secondary Contacts
Capt Eric Freeman – Director of Communications
208 922-5165
Maj Kirk Dehn – North ID
208 512-2312
Idaho-Wing Command Group
Col George Breshears – Commander
208 251-3323

Col Jim Haldy – Vice Commander
208 520-4112

Maj Dean Blanton – Vice Commander for Operations
208 899-2034

Lt Col Laurence Hicks – Chief of Staff
208 795-7936


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