Emergency Services Vision
New Jersey Wing and Northeast Region CAP - ready and qualified to serve in America’s emergencies.
Emergency Services Mission
To provide skilled and equipped volunteers to meet the aviation and other needs in emergencies.
The New Jersey Wing provides Emergency Services including Search and Rescue for New Jersey.
New Jersey Wing Civil Air Patrol is tasked with aeronautical search and rescue for the State of New Jersey. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center alerts Civil Air Patrol for all lost aircraft searches, and many lost person searches in New Jersey.
Search resources consist of five CAP owned aircraft and approximately ten member owned aircraft available for search, along with crews consisting of a pilot, observer and scanner. New Jersey Wing also fields highly trained Ground Search and Rescue teams consisting of both cadets and senior members. The search effort is managed by one of eleven "Search Mission Coordinators" and their staffs from one of the mission bases that have been set up at five New Jersey airports. It is supported by a network of CAP radio repeaters and search vehicles deployed over the State.