FIELD EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING
March FEST is Cancelled due to National Covid Memo!!!

Who:  Any Washington Wing CAP member desiring to further/refresh their ES skills

What courses being offered (March FEST):  
1.  Ground Team Member 3, 2 & 1 - depending on need  (We customize training based on SQTRs of attendees)
- Will support sUAS operations as needed
- Emphasis will be on minimizing classroom (through efficiency) and MAXIMIZING field time for our ground team training modules!
2.  sUAS - limited to 20 students

Un-Manned Aerial Vehicle Field Exercise - read instructions below CAREFULLY!!!

This exercise will commence at 1200 Saturday and run into the evening hours after dark. Reconvening on Sunday and lasting until noon. This exercise is open to all CAP members qualified to attend FEST, and must register as a full participant of FEST according to the website directions. Same paperwork, same price. You do not need to have a drone license. This is an introductory course that will be testing advanced capabilities of the CAP sUAS program.

Participants must be prepared for night ops and dressed for outdoor activity (assume cold/rain). The participants will be training as a deployed UAV Team.  When registering for the program indicate whether you are arriving on Friday evening, or at noon on Saturday. 

Those arriving on Friday will join GT classes on Saturday morning. Bring a lunch for Saturday & Sunday.

Those not arriving until noon on Saturday will need to eat lunch prior to arrival and bring a lunch for Sunday. 

CAP will provide the UAV. You may be a part of the UAV flight crew, support Ground Team, or both. There will also be a debriefing on the recent Washington Wing UAV team’s deployments to Puerto Rico (Earthquake), and to Pago Pago (Typhoon). 

Dress for the weather, and ONLY red lensed flashlights/headlamps allowed. See website for required documents

sUAS Packing list - no pack check will be conducted, but you may refer to lists here for guidance.  For those spending the night, you will be sleeping out of doors, in vehicle/RV (seniors only) or tent/shelter you bring/build.


Training Dates:
                                                AGENDA
      
                Dates:
                    15-17 May 2020    <--  Deadline 8 May 2020

Check-In (parents/ride must not leave until documents are checked for cadets):    ANYONE WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTATION (INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP CARDS) WILL BE DENIED STAYING AND WILL NEED IMMEDIATELY DEPART FOR HOME. 

                    19:00 - 21:00, Friday
                    0700 – 0715, Saturday

                    11:30 - 12:00 sUAS Saturday arrivals

Dismissal:    

                    14:00 Sunday (Remind your transportation!!)

Required Documentation to be brought to training:

Seniors Must have Level 1
Cadets must have Curry

Project Officer - Lt Col T. Sayler
teresia.sayler@wawg.cap.gov for questions

Cost: 

$40.00 - For students 

$25.00 - For staff (predetermined)  

Cancellation Policy:

21 - 24 March cancellations - full refund/check returned

25 - 27 March cancellation - $20 retention/bill to unit

No show = No refund (bill to unit if applicable)

UOD for BOTH GTM & sUAS ='s BDU/Field uniform (no enclosed classroom buildings will be used!)

Cost includes the following:
     + Training Facility Use
     + Food - breakfast/dinner Sat/Sunday breakfast 

                    GT students will bring/eat their two pack meals for lunch

                    sUAS bring two lunches


     + Fuel/Transportation while at training

      + Accommodations - Senior officers are welcome to bring RV's we have electric/water hookups.  There is a charge - contact project officer. Seniors may also bring tents, or prepare to sleep in vehicles.  Cadets will be housed as first priority for shelter.  Cots to be provided.  Ground team trainees will build shelters, weather permitting.

*Special dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated (please bring your own special foods)

**No cost reduction for those furnishing their own meals

Location:   Change of Venue continues for March!

Due to storm damage at our normal location, FEST will be conducted at Valley Camp, in North Bend WA

Watch for our signs at the camp entrance


Base of Operations is Valley Camp, North Bend, WA!!  
Address/Coordinates
49515 SE Middle Fork Rd North Bend WA 98045
47.4680, -121.6806