The Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program is a citywide volunteer program coordinated through the Mayor’s Office, and they are looking for volunteers!
From The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program:
We would like to invite you to become a “civilian” volunteer member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program. The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is composed of professionally trained “civilian” volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments.
CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, attend to urgent victim needs, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel, and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a serious injury, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths, and multi-casualty incidents. The CRT program is managed by the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Public Safety in collaboration with the City’s Fire and Police Departments.
The seven-week training session begins Tuesday, January 18, 2011, and will take place each on Tuesday and Thursday evening through March 3, 2011, at Grace Simons Lodge located near Dodger Stadium.
We are particularly in need of volunteers with bilingual capability in Spanish and Korean.
Residents interested in learning more may email: LACRT@lacity.org or Jeffrey Zimerman (213) 978-0697.