Requesting CAP Assistance

How to Request CAP Assistance for Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, and other needs

If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911
Search and Rescue and ELT Requests

To request CAP assistance for search and rescue, please contact:

Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC)
    Duty Officer: 800-851-3051 (Official Use Only)

"As the United States' inland search and rescue coordinator, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal SAR activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico and Canada."-AFRCC Fact Sheet

Disaster Relief/Mercy Transport/State and Local Government Requests

To request CAP assistance in a disaster, mercy missions, or for state and local governments, contact:

Civil Air Patrol National Operations Center (CAP/NOC)
    Duty Officer: 888-211-1812 ext. 300

"Assistance to Civil Authority, including airborne imagery and communications support for counterdrug, homeland security, and disaster operations; and Support to Military Commanders, including low level surveys and range support are coordinated by the National Operations Center." -CAP Website