Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

TIP Program Currently Recruiting Volunteers

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of the Treasure Valley is currently recruiting volunteers who are willing to reach out and help their neighbors when tragedy strikes.  The Volunteer Training Academy is 55 hours long and prepares individuals to assist someone during a time of tragedy. The academy will begin January 17 at the Boise City Hall West Police and Fire Department Facility. Once trained, a volunteer will be on call for three 12 hour shifts per month.

TIP is a national non-profit organization, that has affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. Each affiliate uses specially trained citizen volunteers to respond to traumatic incidents to support victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. The TIP Chapter in the Treasure Valley are called by emergency responders to tragic scenes to provide support to those who have been affected. TIP Volunteers are often called to support family members after a sudden death or to help those who have experienced an unexpected crisis in their lives.

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