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Eclipse
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« on: March 02, 2015, 03:40:40 PM »

http://capmembers.com/media/cms/Safety_Policy__National_Commanders__43DF46BE52F54.pdf

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL CIVIL AIR PATROL MEMBERS
FROM: CC
SUBJECT: National Commander’s Safety Policy

In the Civil Air Patrol, the pursuit of safety is not just a priority. It is the central guiding value of
everything we do.

Members are our most valued asset, and safety is our most important mission. The goal of the CAP
Safety Program is to provide our members with the tools and knowledge they need to ensure every
mission performed, and every activity pursued, is as safe as possible. All members of CAP should
begin every day with deliberate thoughts about how they can make that day safer for themselves and
their fellow members. In short, our safety goal is “nobody gets hurt.”

CAP leadership, in particular, will be judged by their efforts to maintain the safety of their
subordinates. The first task of leadership at every activity is the safety of their people, ensuring
hazards are identified and risks are mitigated. The activity leader is automatically the activity safety
officer, a duty which may be delegated for others to perform, but responsibility for which cannot be
delegated.

The CAP Safety Program won’t be about rules and requirements meant only to fill a square. It will be
about tools to make us safer and processes to mitigate risk.

Our CAP Safety Program will be organized around a vibrant Safety Management System in which
every member has defined roles and responsibilities. The identification of hazards and the mitigation
of risks will be at the forefront as we pursue our missions and lead our daily lives. We will proactively
manage our changing missions and programs. Our safety and risk mitigation processes will remain in
a state of constant improvement. Education and training will be timely and targeted. Most of all there
will be a dynamic network of safety communication up and down the chain – everyone will have a
voice. Contributors will be rewarded and lessons will be shared. Every CAP member will take pride
in being a wingman for their fellow members.

It is the goal of CAP’s leadership team to make the Civil Air Patrol Safety Program a gold standard
among volunteer organizations. I ask each of you to fully commit to this task, so that together we
ensure CAP is known as one of the best safety cultures throughout general aviation and the U.S. Air
Force".
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 03:59:33 PM »

It is the central guiding value of
everything we do.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xefh7W1nVo4#t=197
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 04:00:43 PM »

Be nice.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 05:07:11 PM »

Didn't mean anything by it....just saw the episode recently + the Picard song...rang a bell.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 04:44:48 AM »

Didn't mean anything by it....just saw the episode recently + the Picard song...rang a bell.

Good stuff all the same though:

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The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform!

Easily applicable to CAP and the Cadet Program more specifically.

We now return you to your regular 21st-century programming.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 10:42:19 AM »

Indeed. Of all the SciFi shows I liked, TNG by far was the more interesting in the values department.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 11:38:44 AM »

It is the central guiding value of
everything we do.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xefh7W1nVo4#t=197


To clarify, because there seems to be a misconception by some people on CAPTalk:


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The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform!


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It is the central guiding value of everything we do.
Was my intended association between the two mediums (NatCC = Picard), not the implication that the NatCC is being dishonest...

My apologies to anyone who jumped to that conclusion.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 12:02:45 PM »

Now for the real question, does this letter mean that we won't have to deal with the useless monthly safety check-off in eServices "OR ELSE!" approach to safety?  "Oh look, you took the the downed power lines quiz for the 10th time,  well, as long as you got 8 out of the 10 questions right, you now SAFE! (until the 15th of next month)"
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 01:16:05 PM »

Now for the real question, does this letter mean that we won't have to deal with the useless monthly safety check-off in eServices "OR ELSE!" approach to safety?  "Oh look, you took the the downed power lines quiz for the 10th time,  well, as long as you got 8 out of the 10 questions right, you now SAFE! (until the 15th of next month)"

My understanding (YMMV) is that the monthly safety briefings will still be a "thing" but that squadrons will no longer get beat up for having less than perfect compliance. Individuals will be turned away from activities if they're not compliant, but that should be happening anyway.
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