All applications for membership shall be considered based on qualifications and or experience alone. No special considerations shall be given for race, sex, or age. For anyone wanting to join with no experience in Search And Rescue; you will be required to complete team training within 2 years and will not be permitted to deploy on missions until training is complete and you have received your final sign off. All positions are Volunteer positions with no compensation; monetary or otherwise. The team is supported by donations to the Compass Foundation but relies on volunteer hours from members.