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The City of Portland, Oregon

Fire & Rescue

Always Ready, Always There

Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Interested in Giving Back to Your Community? Consider Becoming a TIP Volunteer!


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world;

indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver, Inc. (TIP) is an organization of specially trained citizen volunteers who assist citizens in crisis. TIP is looking for caring people who want to be involved and make a difference in their community.

TIP is recruiting for a January 2011 Training Academy. Training consists of learning the specialized skills needed to assist victims and their family and friends immediately after a traumatic incident or sudden loss. TIP Volunteers are requested by and work with local police, fire and emergency medical crews. Volunteers can be called to assist in any traumatic situation such as:

  • Offer comfort and support after the death or sudden illness of a loved one
  • Provide emotional and practical support to those who have been robbed, burglarized or assaulted
  • Help after a fire
  • Support survivors of a suicide
  • Help emotionally traumatized victims of accidents
  • Witnesses to traumatic events
  • Help those emotionally shaken by any crisis event
  • Assist at schools or businesses after the death of student or employee

No Experience is necessary; just bring your caring heart.

You can register online at by clicking on the training tab. A TIP staff member will call you within two business days following submission of your registration for a brief phone interview. There is a $50.00 registration fee and attendance at each session is mandatory. 


The January 2011 Training Academy dates and times are listed below.  All training sessions will be held at Clackamas Community College located at 19600 Molalla Avenue Oregon City, Oregon 97045.

  • Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, January 14, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, January 21, 2011 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday, January 31, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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