Door County Senior Squadron showcases CAP in Emergency Services Day
Sturgeon Bay – On Sunday, May 13, Civil Air Patrol’s Door County Senior Squadron participated in the third annual Door County Emergency Services Day held at the Door County Cherryland Airport in Sturgeon Bay.
The event is designed to give the public an introduction to the emergency service providers in the county. Representatives from the Door County Sheriff’s department, several local fire departments, Army National Guard, Coast Guard, Department of Natural Resources and Red Cross were on hand to showcase their equipment and organizations.
A CAP Cessna 182, normally based in Green Bay was on display for visitors to enjoy. The Army National Guard brought a Blackhawk helicopter while the Brown County Rescue flew in the Eagle III helicopter.
Young visitors were able to sit in the driver’s seat of fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and aircraft. Being able to explore the equipment and aircraft was a highlight for many.
In addition to the C-182, Major Ron Marto, safety officer for the unit, brought a large model of a C-172 painted with distinctive CAP colors for static display. Visitors also had the opportunity to “fly” a CAP C-172 using the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The event was an opportunity to introduce CAP’s activities and capabilities to the general public. Participation in this event has helped the squadron with recruiting several prospective members in the past. Just as important, CAP has also strengthened ties with other emergency service providers in the county.
The squadron has participated in this event since its inception.