Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    York County, PA
    Posts
    34

    Question Civil Air Patrol?????

    Does anyone know anything about Civil Air Patrol? I was a cadet in CAP before I became a firefighter. I got a lot of good training and experience from my time in CAP. Actually, it's what sparked my interest in firefighting so many years ago. So, any former members? Any experiences with CAP?
    Big Dawg

    "Find 'em HOT, leave 'em WET!"

    "VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS are NEVER off duty!!!"


  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    1

    Default CAP

    I am currently a Cadet Captain in CAP. What you wanna know? I can tell you pretty much whatever you wanna know.
    The above views are my personal beliefs and do not represent those of my employers.

  3. #3
    Forum Member codeblue81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Well right here....Duh!!
    Posts
    390

    Default

    Cadet LTC here. Been a member for....oh boy.....about 8 years now. Almost to that point of going SM. I've done abit of everything. Student pilot's license in Gliders and Hot Air Balloons, Worked REd Cap SAR missions, Attended Air Force firefighing classes in WI. Doe about everything, and had fun the entire time.

    code_blue81
    Jeremy Culver
    IACOJ Bureau of EMS

    These views are my own and do not represent the views or opinions of anyambulance service that I am affiliated with.

    Help our fellow firefighters.
    www.helpingourown.com
    "Firefighters Helping Firefighters"

  4. #4
    Temporarily/No Longer Active Station7Cadet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Pittsville Volunteer Fire EMS Rescue Department, Inc. Pittsville MD "Pittsville Pride"
    Posts
    280

    Default

    I reseacrched them and it looks fun but where I live the booneys there is no CAP around here, atleast I don't think that there is, do you know where I can make sure?

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    York County, PA
    Posts
    34

    Default

    To answer Station7cadet's question, the best way to find out is to talk to a local air force recruiter. Also, I was a member of Squadron 301 in York PA, and I do remember hearing about a squadron in Westminster MD. Be careful though, I was lucky enough to get into a ranger Squadron, but in MD they don't have a ranger program and they don't do much SAR.
    As for needing to know, I was just curious how many firefightres had CAP experience.
    Thanx for responding everyone.
    Big Dawg

    "Find 'em HOT, leave 'em WET!"

    "VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS are NEVER off duty!!!"

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber DFCFFEMT14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    35

    Post

    I've been in CAP since Dec of 1999. I am currently a C/1Lt, but will hopefully be getting C/Capt within the next month or so. My squadron is fairly small. During the time I've been there it has fluctuated from between 6 to 15 cadets per meeting on a regular basis. We are at about 10 right now. I am also currently the Cadet Commander. I've been to quite a few activities and Cap is great if you have the time to devote to it. The biggest problem I have with it, esp in my squadron is the 'politics', basically there is one cadet, a C/2Lt, that the sr members all just love. She isn't an effective leader and relies too much on what the sr members tell her. That can be a pain trying to rectify because there are things that need too be fixed, yet because of the situation it is hard to just say "these things need to be fixed" because the cadet and sr members feel like I'm picking on that cadet. So needless to say, in some ways I'll be glad to go off to college this fall and be done with it.
    Well, I guess I said more than needed, but oh well, it gives my POV on what things can be like.
    So, yeh, there are other members out here!!
    Stay Safe

    Ryan Dennett
    FF/EMT-I

    -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    "Some ask why. I answer: I know where I am going when I die, and so I do not fear it. Some people need more time to figure it out. I am that extension. My life for yours."
    Marc 'SkipJack270'

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts