Safety Page - Evergreen Composite Squadron - General Info

Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

Welcome to the Evergreen Composite Squadron Safety Page! Evergreen Composite Squadron takes it's commitment to the safety and protection of assigned personnel and equipment very seriously. To implement and support this commitment to safety, I have appointed 1Lt Dan Bower as squadron safety officer. Lt Bower's contact information can be found on this page.

Evergreen members are required to attend monthly safety education meetings, normally scheduled on the first Monday of each month. If you are a Evergreen member and did not attend the most recent Safety Education Meeting, it is your responsibility to complete an Online Safety Education in CAP eServices or you may not be allowed to participate in meetings and/or activities. Regulations require that all squadron members attend Safety Education Meetings OR complete an Online Safety Ecuation Topic in eServices.

Additionally, squadron members are encouraged to utilize the other safety resources available on this webpage, as well as those on the Colorado Wing and CAP National websites. 

This page contatins information about the CAP Online Mishap Reporting System, "The Beacon", CAP's official monthly safety newsletter, the CAP Online Safety Improvement/Hazard Reporting system, and the FAA General Aviation  Accident Prevention Program. There are also links to safety regulations and forms.

Commander, Evergreen Composite Squadron 

Evergreen Mishap Reporting Procedure

In accordance with CAP Safety Regulations, Evergreen Composite Squadron has developed Local Mishap Reporting Procedures to be used by all squadron members.

Remember that the first step when a mishap occurs is to evaluate the situation. If necessary, call 911 and render first aid to victims. When rendering first aid, CAP members should only perform first aid within the limits of their training and ability.

Click HERE to access the Evergreen Composite Squadron local mishap reporting procedure.

(More information about mishaps and mishap reporting is listed in the box below)

Safety Mishap Reporting Information

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.
Mishap Classification
a. Aircraft.
(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.
CAP Safety Improvement or Hazard Report - CAP Form 26

CAP Form 26 may be used to make safety improvement suggestions or to report unsafe equipment, conditions, practices, rules, attitudes, etc., which may constitute a hazard to CAP personnel or equipment. This report should be sent to the organization at the lowest echelon where corrective action can be initiated. Do not send it to group, wing, region, or National Headquarters if the hazard can be corrected at squadron level.

CAP Form 26 can be accessed from the link in the "Other Safety Forms" box to the right or may be found on the ECS Safety Bulletin Board.

General Aviation Accident Prevention Program - FAA Form 8740-5

FAA Form 8740-5 is designed to invite your participation in The General Aviation Accident Prevention Program. 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. You may access this form by clicking on the link in the "Other Safety Forms" box to the right. The form can also be found on the ECS Safety Bulletin Board.