The Crisis Response Team (CRT) program is composed of professionally trained community volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments
in each of the fifteen Council Districts. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, attend to urgent victim needs, acts 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 on May 2, 2011 till June 20, 2011, and will take place on each MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY evening at the South L.A. Sports Activity Center at Figueroa Street and Florence Avenue. We are particularly in need of volunteers with bilingual capability in Spanish and Korean. Attached is a recruitment flyer and application for the upcoming CRT training academy. Please contact Jeffrey Zimerman via email at LACRT@lacity.org for additional information.