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Safety Resources Page

This page contains information about various safety resources and safety presentations both inside and outside of Civil Air Patrol

CAP Safety Education Requirements - - - - - - -

CAP Safety Education Requirements are described in CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities & Procedures, 25 March 2011. All members must be in compliance with the provisions of this regulation in order to participate in CAP activities, missions, exercises, meetings and to operate or ride as passenger in any CAP aircraft or vehicle.

To view an informational "white paper" document titled CAP Safety Education Requirements, click HERE. This document has been revised to include information form the 25 March 2011 revision to CAPR 62-1.


To view the Wing Commander's Memorandum describing the completion of safety education for wing and group staff members, click HERE.

Operational Risk Safety Briefings (ORS)

ORS Briefings are mandatory for all activities. Documentation of individual participation is not required. For more information about ORS Briefings, see CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities & Procedures.

The CAP Form 62, CAP Standard Safety Briefing Card, is available to assist members in providing a basic safety briefing, if needed.

Click HERE for CAP Form 62.

CAP NHQ Safety Presentations - - - - - - - - - - -

The Safety Presentations in this box are PowerPoint Presentations. These may be opened or saved to your computer for your use. When presenting the presentations, present them as a slide show. These presentations are CAP Safety Education Presentations. If you wish to receive credit toward your personal Safety Currency, access these presentations through the CAP eServices Online Safety Education application.  This allows you to view the presentation and take the completion quiz.

Introduction to CAP Safety Program - Presentation Only/No Test (NHQ)

Wind Chill Index (NHQ)
Lightning Safety (NHQ)
Downed Power Lines (NHQ)
Taking the High Ground - Personal Safety During a Flood (NHQ)
Spatial Disorientation (NHQ)
Fundamentals of Fire Extinguishers (NHQ)
Hurricane Preparedness and Awareness (NHQ)
Geotagging Safety (NHQ)

Hydration (NHQ)
Birdstrike Awareness (NHQ)
Winter Driving Safety (NHQ)

Aircraft Ground Handling Video - (Will access eServices) 

Monthly Safety Topics Suggestions

This list of suggested Seasonal Safety Education Topics is neither all-inclusive nor is it mandatory. Units should select Safety Education Topics appropriate to the unit membership and types of planned activities. Units may adjust the scheduling of safety education topics based on the needs of the unit. Topics marked (F) are most appropriate for units with assigned aircraft or assigned flight crew members.

January – March
Safety Education & Safety Currency Requirements
Intro to CAP Safety Program for New Members (online-eServices, completion 31 Mar 11)
Cold Weather Operations/Winter Flying (F)
Aircraft Icing (F)
Winter Outdoor Recreation Safety/Frostbite/Hypothermia (if not briefed in Oct-Dec)
Dangers of Texting & Driving
Drinking & Driving

April – June
101 Critical Days of Summer (Suggested for May, if available, otherwise in early June)
Blisters – Prevention and First Aid (Recommended Before Encampment)
Heat Injuries – Heat Stress, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Dehydration, Sunburn
Density Altitude/Hot Weather Flying(F)
Encampment Safety
Spatial Disorientation (F)

July – September
Thunderstorms, Wind Shear, Turbulence (F)
High Winds Danger
Thunderstorms, Lightning
Bird Avoidance (F)
Flash Flooding
Preparedness (Suggested for September)

October – December
Avoiding Common Colds
Winter Driving Safety/Vehicle Emergency Kit
Winter Outdoor Recreation Safety/Frostbite/Hypothermia
Winter Safety in the Home/Preparedness
Holiday Safety (November/December)
Halloween Safety (Suggested for October)

Other Safety Education Topics
Operational Risk Management (Annual Review Required)
FAR Changes/Review (F)
Snow Blower Safety
Outdoor Fire Safety
Seatbelt Usage
eServices Online Hazard Reporting System (Annual Review Recommended)
eServices Online Mishap Reporting System (Annual Review Recommended)
eServices Online Safety Education System (Annual Review Recommended)
Cap Safety Alert Program (Annual Review Recommended)
Additional Safety Resource Links are available on the CAP National Website Safety Page and the Colorado Wing Website Safety Resources Page.
General Aviation Accident Prevention Program

FAA Form 8740-5, Safety Improvement Report:

This form is provided for you to offer ideas for program improvement or to report hazards on or adjacent to airport traffic patterns; incomplete, inaccurate or obsolete flight data (charts or publications); malfunctioning navigation aids; contaminated fuel; etc. This report is not intended to be used to report violations of Federal Aviation Regulations.

To access FAAForm 8740-5, Safety Improvement Report, click HERE.

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