Members of Canada Task Force 2 are responsible for maintaining a state of personal readiness for deployment, which includes maintaining a high standard of physical fitness; ensuring personal records and documentation, such as passports, are current and all required inoculations are up-to-date.

From the time of an alert notification, all members of the Task Force on active status (i.e., not on authorized leave or otherwise excused) shall be available to mobilize within four hours of initial activation phase, be self-sufficient for at least 24 hours, be in possession of the approved list of personal equipment and supplies, and prepared for a deployment for up to 14 days.

·       Ability to meet or exceed the minimum fitness standard (refer to Physical Fitness Standard section and Standard Operating Guidelines);

·       Must be within four hours (by land) to the Multi Agency Training Facility in Calgary, Alberta;

·       On short notice, must be available to mobilize and be self-sufficient for at least 24 hours for a response assignment, and up to 14 days in a disaster situation;

·       Capable of improvising and functioning for long hours under adverse conditions, as an individual and part of a team;

·       Must maintain current inoculations for Diphtheria/Tetanus (or Tetanus only if there is a contraindication to Diphtheria), Hepatitis A & B, Measles / Mumps / Rubella (if born after 1957), and Polio;

·       Ability to function safely at heights and on or around rubble;

·       Understand and adhere to safe working practices and procedures, as required, in the urban disaster environment;

·       Current certification of Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation–Basic Life Support;

·       Valid passport, with no less then six months outstanding;

·       Must be willing and able to work within an Incident Command System and function as part of a team;

·       Must be successful in completing CANTF2 orientation course;

·       Must be successful in completing Critical Incident Stress introduction course;

·       Must show competency in understanding and adhering to organizational structure of CANTF2;

·       Successful completion of respiratory protection training and quantitative fit test;

·       Must have a working knowledge of USAR Response System, organizational structure, operating procedures, safety practices, terminology, knowledge of all task force equipment, and communications protocols;

·       Must have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System including successful completion of the IS-100, IS-200 courses;

·       Successful completion of GPS Awareness Level course; and

·       Must understand the needs of and provide support to their counterparts within the task force for specific operations, techniques and application of tools and equipment.