Crisis Response Team

Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team LogoThe Fountain Hills “Crisis Response Team” is an important asset in our community. Teamed with the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, the Crisis Response Team members are trained volunteers dedicated to providing immediate crisis intervention and on-scene emotional support during and after a traumatic event.

Crisis Response Team members may be asked to help out at the scene of a sudden death, traffic accident, structure fire or other incidents as requested.  At the crisis scene a two-person team will focus on the emotional and social needs of an individual or family while the emergency personnel attend to their specific assignments.  Such needs may be related to medical emergencies, deaths, suicides, fires, domestic issues, etc.

Crisis calls can range from minutes to hours depending on the specific needs of the individual or family. Volunteers attend a four-hour training class, ongoing education meetings, must pass a background check and must live in Fountain Hills. Winter visitors are welcome to participate.

Volunteers with an interest in making an impact on someone’s life during an emergency are invited to consider serving on the Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team.  Please complete and send a Town Volunteer Application to Heather Ware, hware@fh.az.gov or complete the form online.