HANTSAR are available for callouts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the weather and are equipped with a control vehicle, a support van and the necessary computer and communications equipment to run an effective search
Once the police initiate a callout, the volunteers head out to a rendezvous point where the command post is set up. Skilled Search Planners will decide which areas need to be searched and which have highest priority which takes into account missing person behaviour statistics as well as personal information about the person who is missing. The volunteers are then deployed in teams to commence the search.
HANTSAR receive no external funding and are totally dependent on donations for their running costs and hold regular collection days and fundraising events.