Hanscom Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary

Hanscom Squadron Safety

Safety is our number one goal. The safety of our members is the highest priority for Hanscom Composite Squadron. As in our normal day to day lives, participating in any CAP events or missions exposes us to varying degrees of risk. It is the responsibility of each and every member of the squadron to ensure that we perform our roles and missions in the safest possible way we can. With the assistance of the safety officer, It is through your active participation that you will help keep yourself, your fellow CAP members, and our valuable equipment in mission ready shape.

These pages contain information that will allow you to identify and reduce the risks associated with everyday hazards, and that by carefully analyzing them and reducing the resultant risks we can increase overall mission effectiveness. In the process of reducing risks, we also reduce the number and severity of mishaps. Mishaps is a general term used by CAP that covers any unplanned event where injury or property damage occurs.

Civil Air Patrol Safety Pledge

As a Civil Air Patrol member I pledge to promote an uncompromising safety environment for myself and others, and to prevent the loss of, or damage to Civil Air Patrol assets entrusted to me. I will perform all my activities in a professional and safe manner, and will hold myself accountable for my actions in all of our Missions for America. 

Activities

Seniors

  • A safety briefing is given at the first senior meeting of the month. This briefing provides members with the necessary information to ensure they remain safety current to participate in CAP activities.
  • Seniors who cannot attend the monthly safety brifing can obtain currency by taking an online safety course and passing the test associated with the course.
  • A safety briefing must be given before any CAP meeting, event or mission.
  • All seniors must be safety current to attend any meeting or participate in any CAP event or mission.

Cadets

  • A safety briefing is given at the first meeting of the month. This briefing provides members with the necessary information to ensure they remain safety current to participate in CAP activities.
  • A safety briefing must be given before any CAP meeting, event or mission.
  • All Cadets must be safety current to attend any meeting or participate in any CAP event or mission

If you have any safety concerns do not hesitate to contact the squadron commander, the safety officer or assistant safety officer without hesitation.

External Links and Resources - Safety Links

Aviation Safety - See below for Ground

AF Safety Center Air Force main page on safety topics
12th Flying Training Wing (Randolph AFB) Safety page
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) Great NASA site
NASA Human Research Program Explore the limits of the human body
NTSB Aviation page National Transportation Safety Boards - Tons of good info
Avian Hazard Advising System (AHAS) It pays to know what you're up against
Aviation Safety Network A service of Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation Dedicated to safety in flight
The Sentinel  Official Safety Newsletter of Civil Air Patrol
FAA Federal Aviation Administration site on air safety
FAA Safety National accident analysis database
The National Aviation Safety Data Analysis Center National accident analysis database
Airline Safety Editorials Commercial aviation-oriented safety topics
AOPA General aviation-oriented safety topics

Ground Safety - See above for Aviation

OSHA General safety topics
National Safety Council General safety topics
Motorcycle Safety Foundation If you ride ... read and live.
NHTSA Even bicycles can be dangerous.