HANTSAR members can come from any walk of life be it a doctor, teacher, scientist, fireman, university student, factory worker, lawyer, hairdresser, anyone! It does not matter what you do, but rather who you are. The spirit of search and rescue is the driving force. It is this diversity of searchers that gives HANTSAR its strength. It is the broad knowledge base of members that provides for different ways to deal with search and rescue situations. Search and rescue requires dedicated people who work with integrity, tenacity and commitment to find and assist the missing person.
The only requirement to be considered for operational membership is that you are 18 or over and able to walk at least five miles in two hours.