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ORWG 2022 Annual Training Plan

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Announcements

FEMA Damage Assessment Training

During last year’s Hurricane Ida event, hundreds of our members were able to support the Hurricane Ida response by taking part in crowdsourced imagery-based damage assessments for FEMA. Over the past several months, FEMA and the CAP Geospatial Team have updated the Damage Assessment tool that will be used this year, and the training associated with it from the lessons learned. If you are interested in supporting again this year, you will need to complete the required training. It involves 4 modules and should take between 2-6 hours to complete. Beyond the basic knowledge-based lessons and quizzes, interested personnel will need to conduct practice assessments and be graded against them using the actual tool.

All CAP members, cadet or senior member, regardless of where they are in the world can sign up.  Once after completing the training, you can be involved in supporting a disaster response (hurricane, fires, tornadoes, floods, etc.) if called upon to help. Again, regardless of where you live.

You must complete the training to be eligible.

To sign up, please click on the following link: Geospatial Damage Assessments Training | FEMA Geospatial Resource Center (arcgis.com) 

Note: please only submit one account request, it may take a day to receive the email with the login details, so please be patient. Submitting multiple requests for access will just create confusion and possibly cause errors in the sign up.

If you have issues or don’t receive an email after the first day, please have them send an email to the help email: fema_dmg_assmnts@cap.gov.  

Once you complete the first 3 modules, it may also take time for the automated email giving you access to the damage assessment module to be sent to you. When you complete the assessments, and select the grids as completed, a final completion email will be sent if you passed.

For additional training, sign up to join the CAP Geospatial Community of Interest (COI), on the National homepage; https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/emergency-services/cap-geographic-information-systems-gis. You will be added to the COI and can ask questions in the FEMA Damage Assessment Training channel and can collaborate with their peers. It will also be where all major disaster damage assessment responses will be conducted from.

FEMA Shelter Field Guide Training

With the increasing need for help at shelters, supporting different organizations when needed is an excellent opportunity for CAP members to support their communities.  The Shelter Field Guide course provides the knowledge and skills required to provide support.  Members please follow the instructions and links under the “To Apply” to apply for the course.  If you have any questions, the best source of information is the EMI Training Point of Contact listed on the attachment. Classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis, so please register as quick as possible in order to have a spot in the course.

Shelter Field Guide Training Announcement Attachment

FEMA K0419 – Shelter Field Guide Training for State and Local 
Communities – Virtual course

Points of Distribution (POD) Training

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Microsoft Teams Training

As our use of Teams grows please encourage squadron members unfamiliar with Teams to watch these training videos provided by Microsoft.  Microsoft also offers training videos on YouTube.

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FY 2022 Training Schedule

Note that this schedule is subject to change and may be impacted by COVID precaution requirements.  The third weekend of the month is the designated ORWG driven ES training weekend.  Please note the exceptions to this schedule. 

ORWG FY2022 ES Training Schedule

Date
Location
Mission
No
Project Officer
& Host Unit
Activity

Oct 16-17

UAO

22-T-3670

Lt Col D Rudawitz
Host Unit:  TBD

Saturday
  • MSA training for Situation & Resources Unit
  • Air Branch Briefer
Sunday
  • AP Flights
  • Flightline hands on

Nov 20-21

Hillsboro (HIO)

22-T-3670

Project Officer:
SM Patrick Wineman
Host Unit:  WCCS

IC: Lt Col D Rudawitz

Saturday
  • Scanner School
  • UDF classroom training and field drills
Sunday
  • MS Training Flights
  • UDF field drills

Jan 15

Virtual
(MS Teams)

22-T-3670

Project Officer:  Lt Col D Rudawitz
Host Unit:  Wing

Saturday

Feb 26-27

HIO (WCCS)

22-T-3670

Project Officer:
SM Patrick Wineman
Host Unit:  WCCS

IC: Lt Col D Rudawitz

The focus for this weekend will be medical skills including Adult/Child/Infant CPR, Use of AED, First Aid, Bleeding Control, & Bloodborne Pathogens training.  Location is  Washington County Composite Squadron HQ, located at 3301 NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, at HIO Training will be scheduled from 0800-1700, on both days and the same training is being offered on each day.  Only sign up to attend one of the two days (Saturday or Sunday).   Sign-ins will begin either day at 0730.  ​​

The weekend is limited to 32 participants, 16 attendees on Saturday and 16 attendees on Sunday.  Please indicate which day you are requesting to sign-up for when you register.

The instructors will be donating their time to instruct the courses, so that cost is waived for CAP members.  However, there is still expenses related to manakin and equipment use, as well as certification cards.  The total for these costs is $40.00.  This cost is being passed on to the students, at cost (no-mark-up).  Additionally, lunch will be provided for $5.00.  Course payment (required), and lunch (optional), is due at check-in, and we would ask for cash and exact change, if possible.  

Mar 19-20

Eugene

Wing HQ

22-T-3670

Project Officer Lt Col Tim Paquin
Host Unit:  Mahlon Sweet

Click to Register

Saturday March 19:

  • UDF classroom training
  • UDF field drills

Sunday March 20;  

  • Air-Ground coordination drill
  • Aircrew proficiency sorties

Apr 23-24

Grants Pass Squadron and Airport

22-T-3670

Project Officer 1st Lt John D. Price
IC - LtCol Rick Koon

Host Unit:  Grants Pass

  • Aircrew training
  • MRO training
  • MSA training

May 14--15

UAO with staging at MFR and RDM

22-T-5125

Project Officer: Lt Col D Rudawitz 
Host Unit:  OR-065
IC: Lt Col D Rudawitz /Lt Col Tim Paquin (T)

This SAREX will be a full functional Disaster Relief exercise with a Type 3 incident command team.  Focus will be on AP, airborne recon, airborne tactical repeater testing, and additional ground-based image collection activities. We will be conducting tests of the airborne repeaters in the C-172s to provide cross-coastal mountain communications from the cities along US 101 back to Salem and Medford.  COVs will be driven along US 101 to test with the airborne repeaters back to Salem or Medford and remain in contact with our fixed repeaters and the ICP.  These tests will be validating the use of customer provided VTAC channel repeaters to establish critical communications to the coast during the early days after a CSZ event.  Personnel desiring to participate in the repeater testing should contact Col Schmitt (James.Schmitt@orwg.cap.gov ) with their interest. 

The incident command team will assemble on Friday May 13 at Aurora to build the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for Saturday May 14 so that the morning sorties can be launched as soon as possible.  The base at Aurora will open at 0730 each day for sign in and briefings.  Lunch will be available at a cost of $5 per member each day due at sign in.  Staging bases will be located at the CAP facilities at Redmond and Medford and sorties will be managed from Aurora but launched and recovered to Redmond and Medford for the aircraft and personnel at those locations.

Register to attend at: https://orwg.cap.gov/calendar/may-sarex-test/

Registration for this event is recommended but participation will not be restricted to pre-registered personnel.  However, personnel that do not pre-register may not be able to participate in their desired qualification. 

Jun 25-26

HIO

22-T-5039

Project Officer: Lt Col D Rudawitz 
IC: Lt Col Rich Ouellette Host Unit:  WCCS

Full functional exercise Wildland Fire Response.

The June ORWG exercise will be held on the weekend of June 25-26.  This will be an exercise with the scenario of CAP support to wildfire operations, much like our actual mission in 2020.  The incident management team will be located at the Washington County Composite Squadron facility at HIO.  Air operations will be conducted out of HIO.  Operations will include air, ground, and UAV. 

As this is an exercise, ancillary training activities will not be conducted.  Participants (players) may be either qualified or supervised trainees.  Col Nick Ham will be the IC. 

This is an all hands-on deck exercise and we need the participating of aircrews, ground personnel, UAV operators, incident command staff, flight line, communications, and base support staff.  .  Cadets with appropriate ES qualifications (qualified or trainee) are encouraged to participate. 

Preparatory email messages and alerting, simulating our actual activities if this were a real-world mission, will be used as we approach the training weekend.  All exercise messages will start and end with EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE.  The IC will determine when the IMT will assemble to begin work on an incident action plan (IAP) for operations commencing on Saturday June 25th.  There will also be a Microsoft Teams meeting for players on June 20 at 1900 PDT.

Register to participate (not required by highly advised) at link

Players Meeting Monday June 20 1900-1930

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Phone Conference ID: 978 299 593#

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Jul 16-17

UAO

22-T-3670

Project Officer: Lt Col D Rudawitz 
Host Unit:  TBD  IC: Col Brian Bishop

UDF and airborne DF drills with the primary base located at the CAP Operations Center at the Aurora Airport (UAO) located at Willamette Aviation.  Remote operations, managed from the ICP at UAO, will be authorized provided there are suitable DF targets to support the location.

Some base staff will be needed at UAO to include AOBD, GBD, CUL, MRO, and MSA.  All personnel must be either qualified for their assignment or be approved for advanced training if they are a trainee.  All trainees must be supervised by an appropriately qualified member.  Members are to be wearing appropriate complete CAP uniforms.  We will need a maximum response of aircraft and corporate vehicles to support this training activity. 

Base will open for sign-in at 0730 am each day. 

Registration for this event is recommended but participation will not be restricted to pre-registered personnel.  However, personnel that do not pre-register may not be able to participate in their desired qualification. 

Jul 23-24

HIO

22-T-5125

Project Officer: 2LT Pat Wineman

Host Unit: WCCS

IC:Lt Col D Rudawitz 

AP (Airborne Photographer) qualification training has been rescheduled. A huge thank you to Washington County Composite Squadron (WCCS) for offering to host. Training will be held July 23-24. The course will be held in conjunction with the already scheduled Cadet O-Ride weekend at HIO.

Prerequisites to attend AP training include:

  • GES - General Emergency Services
  • MS - Mission Scanner
  • Age Eligibility: 18 years
  • Commander Approval for Prerequisites (completed in eServices)
  • Commander Approval for Familiarization and Preparatory Training (completed in eServices)

If you have questions about the prerequisites, please reach out to your squadron commander. 

Once you are registered, an email will go out with the list of Familiarization and Preparatory Training (Fam & Prep) that will need to be completed prior to attending the in-person portion of training.  

Please watch your inbox for an email from Lt Patrick Wineman of WCCS, with information on how to register. Registration spots are limited, and are first-come-first-serve.

O-Rides

The O-Rides will be occurring on Sat/Sun, 23-24 July, 2022.  0800-1700 each day.  Cost is $5.00 per day for lunch.  Cadets must be a current member with CAPID and in uniform (ABU or FDU).  POC is  2LT Pat Wineman  (M) 971.570.3547

Aug 20-21

UAO

22-T-5522

Project Officer Lt Col D Rudawitz 
IC - Lt Col Ed Bos

Host Unit:  N/A

This exercise will consist of asynchronous activities involving both field resources and incident management staff.  The scenario will be disaster relief (DR) focusing on typical assignments including aerial and ground- based imagery collection and communications support.  Imagery collection targets will include critical infrastructure and transportation. Various imagery collection devices (VIRB, Nikon, WALDO (if available) will be employed for training and comparison data between these systems. Resources will be dispatched and recovered to their home bases and not relocated to consolidated fixed wing bases.  Incident management will be a combination of in-person and virtual simulated a DR environment where relocation is not appropriate. This distributed approach is also expected to increase participation and sortie flights.  Incident management staff skills review and training will be conducted, in person, at UAO while field operations are underway.  Taskings will be developed, in advance of the exercise, to facilitate deployment of field resources so that they do not have to wait on planning activities.

Register at this link in the Wing Calendar.

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Requesting A5 Funded Training

Wing controls a budget for these funds and we want to see that all units are able to take advantage of the funding to accomplish valuable field training for their personnel.  To request funding for unit training activities please provide the following information in an email.  You can click on this email link which will create an email message that you can fill out the required information listed below -  david.rudawitz@orwg.cap.gov.

 

  1. Proposed date(s),

  2. Point of Contact name, phone, and email,

  3. Airport(s) to be involved

  4. General area where sorties will be flown and grid(s),

  5. Aircraft to be used,

  6. Personnel to be trained and the affected qualification(s)

  7. Estimated number of sorties and total flight hours,

  8. Estimated cost.

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Internal Training Links

  • ORWG ES Training Channel - Link - This MS Teams channel in the ORWG ES Team is the ORWG repository for ES and Operations Training including ES and Operations Officers professional development track.  You can find training materials, links to recordings of previously presented trainings, and some reference materials.
  • ORWG ES Training Recording Catalog - March 2022 - Here is a consolidated list of ORWG ES training recordings.

 

Links to the ORWG ES Training Team specific qualification channels.  Each include task guides (as available), SQTR blanks, training materials, presentations, recorded webinars, and links to other materials.


Air Crew & Flight Line
Ground Team
Base
UAS
Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Skills Evaluators (SET) and Qualified Supervisors

Skills Evaluators, also known as SETs, are appointed by the Wing ES Director and are authorized to validate the training of CAP members.  See CAPR 60-3 2-2. Documenting Specialty Qualifications para a.  Reports showing the SET personnel are available in OpsQual.  However, eServices permissions restrict members to obtaining this information for their unit of assignment and below.  Below is a list of the ORWG SET personnel.  This list will be periodically update.

ORWG Skills Evaluators (SET) - Feb 2022

Qualified Supervisor Matrix

Mandatory SET Meeting 8/1/22 Recording

Forms

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External Training Links and Calendars

FEMA Training Links

FEMA ICS Courses Online
  • IS-100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System- Link
  • IS-200 - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response - Link
  • IS-700 - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) - Link
  • IS-800 - National Response Framework, An Introduction - Link
FEMA Course Application Approvals

All members are encouraged to attend Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed courses hosted on campus at Emergency Management Institute (EMI), at a regional delivery site, or sponsored by the states. In general, CAP’s agreement with EMI is that any CAP member wishing to attend E courses, those resident courses held at EMI, are expected to complete the online application at DHS-FEMA General Admissions Application or the FEMA Form 119-25-1 (Block 22) and have it signed by their Wing Commander, and this generally applies to other courses run through their system/process as well; the host of the course determines if this will be done by an online application or by the use of the form and obviously has greater control over applications.

Additionally, for those interested in attending a FEMA Train-the-Trainer Instructor course on behalf of CAP, CAP’s agreement with EMI is for the member to have the online application or form signed by the CAP Director of Operations or designee.  It is normally recommend completing the electronic application if given the option as it is very quick for processing and makes it easier for EMI, as well, so it goes smoother. To complete the form, each student must have a Federal Student Identification number (SID) which can be obtained at Register for your FEMA SID (dhs.gov); they can’t just leave it blank or use their CAPID instead.

FEMA Shelter Field Guide Training

With the increasing need for help at shelters, supporting different organizations when needed is an excellent opportunity for CAP members to support their communities.  The Shelter Field Guide course provides the knowledge and skills required to provide support.  Members please follow the instructions and links under the “To Apply” to apply for the course.  If you have any questions, the best source of information is the EMI Training Point of Contact listed on the attachment. Classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis, so please register as quick as possible in order to have a spot in the course.

Shelter Field Guide Training Announcement Attachment

FEMA K0419 – Shelter Field Guide Training for State and Local 
Communities – Virtual course

FEMA Points of Distribution (POD) Training

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Virtual Learning Materials

Login to ORWG Office 365 account maybe required to view.

NESA Training 

CAP National Emergency Services Academy training materials (presentations), task guides, recorded training course - Link

ES Officer Orientation

ES Officer Professional Development and Support

Air and Flight Line Operations Training

Air Crew Training
Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD)
  • How do you keep track of it all? Recording  MS Planner tool utilization as a Virtual T-card system. Techniques on how to setup the program, an operational review of the ORWG 2020 Fire Missions use of this system, and lessons learned.
  • Air Crew Briefing/Debriefing (January 2022) - Slides Briefing - Slides Debriefing - Recording
Flight Line Training

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Basic ES Training

Alerting
GES Training
MRO Training
  • WMIRS Comm Log Training - Slides  Webinar
  • Entering position report data into WMIRS from ADS-B sources - Slides
  • Space Weather Effects on Communications: Effects, Operational Impacts, and Mitigations for Communications Systems, Webinar May 17, 2022  Slides  Recording  (located in PCR Communications Team)
  • Other communications training can be found on the ORWG Communications webpage
WMIRS Training
  • WMIRS training videos - link
  • eServices Staging Server - https://staging.capnhq.gov - You can use the eServices applications on the Staging Server without any concern of “messing” up any actual data.  For example, you can practice with the features and capabilities of WMIRS without causing the issues such actions would create if you did the same work on the production server. If you encounter issues logging into the Staging Server, try using the password assistance option available on the splash page and reset your password.
Wildland Fire

ICS Training

ICS Fundamentals Review (7/18/20)
Area Command Briefing (7/18/20)

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IMT Training

IMT Personnel
IAP Development Overview (08/18/20)
Missing Aircraft Search Procedures Training (5/16/20)
Operational Planning - The Tactics Meeting and ICS-215 (7/28/20)
Planning P Workshop

Planning Section Training

Resource Unit Training (5/16/20)

Logistics Section Training

Resource & Supply Ordering Training (8/4/20)

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SAR Training

ELT DF Training 
Virtual Ground SAR Training

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Useful SAR Links

CAP Grid System Information

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