This site is the home for the coordination and curriculum for the Emergency Services & Snow Extravaganza, last held in December 2014.
The Emergency Services & Snow Extravaganza (E.S.S.E.) was a cold-weather operations course for Civil Air Patrol members. Based on the USAF “Cool School” Curriculum, the E.S.S.E taught the fundamentals of cold weather survival and allowed operators to practice their field skills under challenging conditions.
Participants were expected to be GTM3 or UDF qualified prior to attending. All aircrew members were welcome to attend as well, and were asked to indicate their level of ground operations experience (if any) to the cadre. All participants were expected to attend all portions of the activity, including a two-night bivouac in the Alaskan winter.