The Emergency Services & Snow Extravaganza (E.S.S.E.) is a cold-weather operations course for Civil Air Patrol members. Based on the USAF “Cool School” Curriculum, the E.S.S.E teaches the fundamentals of cold weather survival and allows operators to practice their field skills under challenging conditions.
Participants are expected to be GTM3 or UDF qualified prior to attending. All aircrew members are welcome to attend as well, and are asked to indicate their level of ground operations experience (if any) to the cadre. All participants are expected to attend all portions of the activity, including a two-night bivouac in the Alaskan winter.
A Packing List is available for applicants and participants to use for planning their attendance.
When & Where
Lt Col Edward A. Bos, CAP - Activity Director
This is a biennial training event, designed to introduce and prepare CAP personnel for the challenges of working in austure conditions in temperatures ranging from -30F to 30F.