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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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L.A. Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program is Recruiting Volunteers NR12432cn

Los Angeles:  The Mayor's Office would like to invite the community to become a "civilian" volunteer member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program. The Mayor’s CRT is composed of professionally trained "civilian" community 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 comfort 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 October 15, till December 5, 2012 and will take place on each Monday and Wednesday evening at the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown L.A.

We are particularly in need of volunteers with bilingual capability in Spanish and Korean. Please fill out the CRT online application: here.

For further information please contact Jeffrey Zimerman, Manager of the Crisis Response Team. Office of the Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Public Safety at:  LACRT@lacity.org

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