Here is a project being launched by the Boise Fire Department that is worthy of consideration–sort of like a patient advocate program. It may duplicate some Red Cross services, but it sounds like a parallel effort.
“Good Samaritans Wanted To Assist Deputy Sheriffs, Firefighters and Paramedics”
The Trauma Intervention Program of the Treasure Valley is seeking citizen volunteers for its crisis intervention program. Volunteers will be trained to help fellow residents who have experienced a tragedy in their lives. Volunteers are called to emergency scenes by deputy sheriffs, firefighters, and paramedics to assist family members after a sudden death, disoriented older persons, and victims of other crisis situations.
“The first few hours after a crisis situation has occurred are very confusing for everyone involved,” said Wayne Fortin, program founder. “TIP volunteers provide the necessary temporary support to survivors of tragedy until they are able to depend on family members, friends and others.”
The Volunteer Training Academy begins on September 15th, 2016. No experience is necessary to attend training or to become a volunteer. To register go HERE or call (208) 794-9280
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