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Crisis response team seeks new emergency response volunteers

 

Last updated 1/23/2018 at 10:46am



SAN DIEGO – Trauma intervention Programs of San Diego (TIP), started 32 years ago, continues to respond to a high-demand need in our community. Providing crisis intervention immediately after a tragedy in collaboration and working side by side with emergency response personnel, TIP volunteers add another dimension to the emergency response system: compassionate support.

Specially trained citizen volunteers provide care and support to residents who have been traumatized by a personal tragedy or are in a state of crisis. Often survivors are alone, in shock and dismay following a sudden tragedy. TIP partners with fire, law enforcement, hospitals and the Medical Examiner’s office and offers crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Volunteers are trained to respond to a variety of tragedies to offer support: house fires, natural death, drowning, sudden infant deaths (SIDS), suicide, homicide, community disasters are a few examples. Tragedy does not discriminate and the need for TIP services will continue to be there.

TIP volunteers have provided 95,000 hours of service while assisting over 4,800 citizens in crisis last year. The demand is there, the need is there, what is desired now are compassionate volunteers to help our community.

TIP San Diego is continuing to seek skilled compassionate individuals who have an aspiration to give back to their community. Consider being a TIP volunteer today and sign up for an upcoming academy in your area. For more information visit http://www.TIPSanDiego.org.

The 2018 TIP training schedule is as follows: January-East County; February-North County Coastal; May-East County; August-North County Inland. For additional information, visit http://www.tipsandiego.org/become_volunteer.htm.

The Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. Highly-trained and screened citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders directly on-scene, during the investigation.

 

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