|How to get your 101 CARD|
|Written by Lt Col Paul Mondoux|
What is a 101 Card?
A CAP Form 101, commonly referred to as a 101 Card is your ticket into emergency services. This card shows mission staff at a glance what you are qualified to do when you sign in for a mission and is required before you can begin any hands on training in emergency services.
Before you can get a 101 Card, you will need the following:
All tests are untimed, open book tests. It is suggested that you download the associated resources and keep them open during the test for reference.
CAPT 116: General Emergency Services
CAPT 116 Part 1 covers general emergency services operational mission procedures. It is based largely on the following resources:
CAPT 117: ES Continuing Education
CAPT 117 Parts 1-3 are requirements for various qualifications as detailed below. It is recommended that you take all three parts. Each part is based on the text provided in the test itself.
Part 1 is required for all ground crew including ground team members, ground team leaders, urban direction finding team members, and critical incident stress team qualified.
Part 2 is required for all aircrew including mission pilots, transport mission pilots, mission scanners, mission observers, flight line marshallers, and flight line supervisors.
Part 3 is required for all mission base staff including mission radio operators, mission staff assistants, branch directors, section chiefs, and incident commanders.
The FEMA IS-100 online course and exam is an introduction to the Incident Command System under which CAP and other local, state, and federal emergency service agencies operate. Much of information covered in the FEMA IS-100 exam may be found in CAP Regulation 60-3, Chapter 8; however, the FEMA web site contains an excellent self paced study course and 23 question online exam.
Once you have completed this training, save the completion certificate and send it to the wing emergency services officer who will need it to verify completion in eServices. Also enter the information into eServices as follows:
Printing Your 101 Card
After you have completed the tests, you are eligible to begin training for further qualifications. Before you can participate in any training exercises, however, you will need to print a CAPF 101 (otherwise known as the 101 Card) by following the directions below:
If you do not have a photo in the system, you will need to upload one prior to printing your 101 Card. This is easily completed using the following steps:
Once you have your 101 Card, you can begin your hands on training. Training materials are available on the national web site operations links.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 20 March 2011 14:10|