All our certified members receive training in search techniques, skills, and use of equipment that will enable them to function in their specific roles. We meet monthly for training and briefings. Training exercises are regularly conducted to maintain certification and skills development.
Operational air searches and ground homing of electronic emergency beacons occur throughout the year. We respond to search requests for missing aircraft or to work cooperatively with provincial ground search units to provide air-search capability. We also provide air search capability for the coast guard in marine searches. Our members are certified to act as spotters on military aircraft.
Applicants must be a minimum of 19 years of age. Applicants must also have normal color vision, 20/20 normal vision uncorrected or corrected by prescription lenses, and be free from any chronic medical condition that requires regular medication.