Commander

    Professional Development

    Last Call

    posted Apr 20, 2014, 8:08 PM by Mark Woods

    Alcon,

    This will be the final reminder about the up coming Training Weekend scheduled for next week. Registration will close this Wednesday evening. Please make every effort to register as soon as possible. Also, please remember that there will be NO Fall Training Weekend this year to avoid conflicting with the Ohio Wing Conference.


    Here's the link to the registration form:
    
    http://goo.gl/AYslWP
    

    As of tonight we have approximately 130 students enrolled. There is still seating available and I'm encouraging all interested members to attend.

    Thank you 

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col
    Facilitator

    FW: Inland SAR Planning Course

    posted Apr 20, 2014, 8:05 PM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

        Anyone who has an interest in E/S is encouraged to sign up for one of these Inland SAR Courses. The next one is scheduled for Volk Field in Wisconsin. This next course is for IC's and Section Chiefs which includes trainees. Please follow the attached link to register. Please also notify Ohio Wing HQ so that a Personnel Action Authorization can be completed for attending out of state.

    Semper Vigilans,

    --
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander


    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    FYI, please forward to the field….

    Carol M. Heeringa, Lt Col

    Civil Air Patrol

    GLR Director of Emergency Services

     

    From: Trossen, Chris Lt Col CAP WIWG/DOS

    ALCON,

    We have an Inland SAR Planning Course scheduled here in WI for 2-6 June.

    All the particulars are included below.

    As with anything we do at Volk, this is a free course with free billeting. Please send this out to anyone in your wings that may be interested (and Carol/Chris/Don please forward this on to the rest of the GLR DOSs).

    Thanks,

    -----

    CHRIS TROSSEN, Lt Col, CAP

    Director of Emergency Services

    Wisconsin Wing CAP

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    All,

    I've managed to schedule an Inland SAR Planning Course, presented by the US National SAR School, for June of 2014. This is a week-long course designed for SAR planners/ICs/OSCs, etc. 

    This is the ideal course for any CAP IC, Planning Section Chief or Operations Section Chief to gain the knowledge and skills required to plan and manage any sort of large-scale search incident!

    I have secured the week of 2-6 June 2014 at Volk Field. There is no cost for billeting or tuition. 

    Interested personnel can apply at the link below. It will take you to a

    CAP NHQ page used for all CAP personnel to apply.

     Apply Online for Inland SAR Planning Course

    This is a great in-depth course for planning any sort of missing person (or aircraft) search, and we don't often get this class brought to our neck of the woods. I'd love to see
    massive participation from WIWG as well as GLR!

    The complete course description is copied in below:

    INLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE PLANNING COURSE

    The 5-day Inland SAR Planning Course is a comprehensive look at inland search theory and its application to land and air searches for missing persons and aircraft with a focus on wilderness, not urban, searches.

    The course consists of classroom lessons and practical, tabletop exercises; the course does not incorporate field training. Course emphasis is on the planning tools necessary for effective area-type searching during an extended search, using Probability of Success (POS) rather than just a few elements of POC or POD to predicatively allocate limited resources to their best effect – in essence, what to do after the rapid/hasty search and specialty resources have not found the missing person or search object. Additional topics include search area development, effort allocation, an overview of the federal role in SAR and Catastrophic Incident SAR response, and related subjects. The course is not a comprehensive search management course and does not teach search tactics or technical procedures, as those are well covered from other readily available sources.

    Aiming to “find the search object fast,” the course centers on tools to help SARdecision makers determine where to search, how to divide an area between limited search resources, and how to craft the overall search effort to gain the best increases in likelihood of success at each step. The tools are mathematically based and not for the faint of heart; they help quantify the uncertainties of the search problem to allow consistent application throughout a mission.

    The course is directed toward SAR leaders in federal, military, state, and local emergency services and law enforcement, as well as Civil Air Patrol, international, and volunteer SAR agencies – those few people who are responsible for the planning and overall conduct of inland search missions. The target audience includes on-scene incident commanders and their planners, operations leaders, and up-channel reporting chain. The general searcher or search team leader, while arguably the most important part of the SAR team, would likely not find this course useful.

    Classes begin promptly at 0800 on the convening date and graduate by 1530 on the fifth day.

    Prior to class, students should review and be conversant on the following from their own agencies in order to make class discussions more useful and help integrate class materials with their own search environments back home:

    • Search pre-plans,

    • Decision making guidelines for where/when/how to search,

    • Agreements and relationships with other SAR agencies,

    • How their agency organizes on scene,

    • Recent search missions

    A firm grounding in SAR terminology and employment techniques, practical SARexperience, basic arithmetic and calculator skills, an understanding of local SARmission management requirements, and an open mind are essential.

    The National Search & Rescue School was established in 1966 as a facility devoted exclusively to training professionals to conduct search and rescue. The school is currently located at USCG Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, and teaches a variety of maritime and inland search planning courses. Graduates number over 14,000 men and women, civilian and military, including over 1,400 from 103 foreign nations.

     

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    CHRIS TROSSEN, Lt Col, CAP

    Director of Emergency Services

    Wisconsin Wing CAP

    GLRSC

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:46 PM by Mark Woods


    RSC UPDATE !!

    CAPF 17 & REMITTANCE INFORMATION
    MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
    "GREAT LAKES REGION" & SEND TO RSC DIRECTOR AT THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE BROCHURE !!


    Training Weekend

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:30 PM by Mark Woods

    Alcon,

    Registration for the up coming Spring Training Weekend is still under way. We are still in need of several more students for the ICS 300, Public Affairs and TLC courses. Please remember that there will be NO Fall Training weekend. This will be our only training weekend for this year. Please don't hesitate to enroll.

    Here's the link to the registration form:

    http://goo.gl/AYslWP


    Registration will close on Wednesday April 23rd.  As of today's date we have 110 enrolled in all 12 courses. Also, please remember that your name will not be confirmed for the event until AFTER your check and form 17 has arrived at Wing Hq. All checks are cashed at the end of the event.

    Thank you

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col
    Director of Professional Development

    Training Weekend

    posted Apr 5, 2014, 7:13 PM by Mark Woods

    Members of Ohio Wing,

    Registration for the upcoming training weekend is still underway.

    All related information is posted at the following address:


    We still need students for the ICS 300 course as well as the Public Relations course. Both of these courses have a minimum number of students needed to still hold the course.

    Please remember that there will be NO Fall training weekend this year do to the Ohio Wing Conference scheduled in September. Those eligible members needing any of these courses should make every effort to attend. The next training weekend won't be until this time next year.

    Thank you

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col

    PDO Weekend

    posted Apr 5, 2014, 7:09 PM by Mark Woods

    ALLCON,

         As you may know the Ohio Wing PDO Weekend is scheduled for 26-27 APR 14 at Mansfield Lahm Airport. We have 88 students enrolled so far. What we don't have is enough students for the PA, and ICS courses. For those of you needing these courses please sign up. If you are at all interested in the E/S portion of the CAP Program the ICS is required, and the PA program is an excellent way to get into a specialty track. Please give this information widest dissemination. More information and and the registration form can be found at http://goo.gl/88EOWw.

    Semper Vigilans  
    --
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

    A call for instructors - Spring PDO weekend courses

    posted Mar 20, 2014, 6:43 PM by Mark Woods

    Greetings, members of the Ohio Wing,

    My name is 1st Lt Joe Highman and I serve as the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Ohio Wing. I am also serving as the director of the Corporate Learning Course at the upcoming Spring PDO weekend. This is an open invitation to any senior member who is interested in teaching one or more modules to please contact me for details. Several modules are available. Each block of instruction is typically 45 minutes to an hour in length.

    If you think you are up for this challenge and you are available to attend the Spring PDO event on 26 and 27 April at Mansfield Lahm, I would very much like to hear from you.

    Semper Vigilans,

    1st Lt Joe Highman, CAP
    Assistant Director Professional Development
    Ohio Wing

    MI and IN Wing Conferences

    posted Mar 11, 2014, 6:53 AM by Mark Woods

    ALCON,

        For those Ohio Wing members that may need conference credit, please see the attached fliers from both Indiana and Michigan Wings. Both conferences are on the same date, and both look to be very informative as well as fun. If any Ohio personnel plan on attending please e-mail your name, and CAP ID number to Major Jerry Pearsall NLT 17 MAR 2014 so a Personnel Action Authorization can be completed.

    Semper Vigilans


    --
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

    Training Weekend

    posted Feb 24, 2014, 8:52 AM by Mark Woods

    Alcon

    Registration for the Spring Training weekend is now open. The dates for the event will be April 26, 27, 2014 at Mansfield Lahm AFB. Were holding 11 courses at this event.

    All related information is posted at the following address:

    http://goo.gl/88EOWw

    Please note that the ICS 300 course has a minimum attendance of 15. We have a director coming in from National Hq for the Public Affairs Course and were inviting all PAO's to attend. The CISM course is the individual course not the group. You can only sign up for 1 course please.

     Cost is $15.00 as before cadets are $10.00.  This covers course materials, handouts, certificates and refreshments. Lunch and billeting will be each members responsibility. A list of hotels is posted on the registration form and a link to the forms needed for registration.

    It is very important that you pay close attention to the payment process. NO cash or checks will be accepted at the door!  Your seat will be confirmed after your payment has arrived at Wing Hq. You will not be placed on the base access list until after your payment has arrived. Units may pay for a students enrollment through the Wing banker system.

    We have 11 courses at this event and were expecting a good turn out so please don't delay enrolling.

    Thank you and let's have a great event!

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col
    Director of Professional Development
    Great Lakes Region Hq

    Spring Training Weekend Registration

    posted Feb 5, 2014, 4:22 PM by Mark Woods

    Alcon,

    Registration for the Spring Training weekend is now open. The dates for the event will be April 26, 27, 2014 at Mansfield Lahm AFB. Were holding 11 courses at this event.

    All related information is posted at the following address:

    Click Here

    Please note that the ICS 300 course has a minimum attendance of 15. We have a director coming in from National Hq for the Public Affairs Course and were inviting all PAO's to attend. The CISM course is the individual course not the group. You can only sign up for 1 course please.

     Cost is $15.00 as before cadets are $10.00.  This covers course materials, handouts, certificates and refreshments. Lunch and billeting will be each members responsibility. A list of hotels is posted on the registration form and a link to the forms needed for registration.

    It is very important that you pay close attention to the payment process. NO cash or checks will be accepted at the door!  Your seat will be confirmed after your payment has arrived at Wing Hq. You will not be placed on the base access list until after your payment has arrived. Units may pay for a students enrollment through the Wing banker system.

    We have 11 courses at this event and were expecting a good turn out so please don't delay enrolling.

    Thank you and let's have a great event!

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col
    Director of Professional Development
    Great Lakes Region Hq

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