An online reporting system for safety mishaps (CAPF 78) and safety investigations (CAPF 79) is active. Any CAP member who accesses e-services will find "Safety Form 78" on the left side of the screen under the "CAP Forms" link. This makes it possible for any member to report a mishap, or suspected mishap.
Evergreen Squadron Policy: In case of ANY mishap (see below for what constitutes a mishap) at a meeting or activity, notify the activity Officer in Charge (OIC), commander, or safety officer IMMEDIATELY! They will provide you with further instructions. For any mishap involving serious bodily injury, call 911.
Evergreen Composite Squadron local Mishap Reporting Procedures can be accessed in the box above!
The following is taken from CAP Regulation 62-2, "Mishap Reporting and Investigation"
Reporting CAP Mishaps. While some mishaps may not qualify for statistical reporting purposes, there may be lessons to be learned from them or they may help in identifying safety mishap trends. Additionally, some mishaps appear to be minor in nature at first, but that may change with time. For that reason, all mishaps (accidents, incidents and minor mishaps) must be reported using the on-line reporting system.
Safety Mishap Report. Unit/activity commanders are responsible for ensuring an on-line Form 78 is accomplished within 48 hours of a mishap. The on-line Form 78 documents all mishaps and is an important legal document that must be completed correctly. Failure to complete an on-line Form 78 could result in the member being held personally responsible for damages or medical expenses incurred, and loss of government or corporate provided insurance benefits.
a. “Mishap” means any unplanned or unsought safety event, or series of events, that results in, or has the potential to cause death, injury, or damage to equipment or property. Specific categories/classifications of mishaps are listed below.
b. “Accident” means a mishap that results in death, serious bodily injury, or major damage to, or loss of, equipment or property.
c. “Incident” means a mishap other than an accident that results in bodily injury or damage to equipment or property.
d. “Minor Mishap” means a mishap that interrupts normal procedures or activities but is not counted in the tally of accidents and/or incidents.
e. “First Aid” within the Civil Air Patrol Safety Reporting System, means the immediate and temporary physical aid provided to a sick or injured person until a higher level of medical treatment can be provided by a licensed doctor, registered nurse, physician’s assistant, or emergency medical technician, if needed.
(1) Flight. Mishaps involving aircraft authorized to participate in CAP activities, which take place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all persons have disembarked. (See CAPR 62-2, attachment 1.)
(2) Ground. Mishaps involving aircraft, authorized to participate in CAP activities, with no intent of flight; example of this type mishap may include, but are not limited to, aircraft damaged while being moved after refueling; aircraft run into by a tug while parked; etc. (See CAPR 62-2, attachment 1.)
b. Vehicle. Mishaps involving corporate vehicles, or pre-approved member-owned vehicles in accordance with CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of CAP Vehicles, during authorized CAP activities, including damage to structures such as buildings, fences, light poles, etc. (See CAPR 62-2, attachment 2.)
c. Bodily Injury. Mishaps involving personal injuries sustained during authorized CAP activities. This classification of mishap does not include injuries due to aircraft or vehicle accidents or incidents. (See CAPR 62-2, attachment 3.)
d. Other. Mishaps involving CAP personnel and property (not real property) that do not meet the criteria for one of the above classifications.