Lunch and Learn - Crisis Canines Of The Midlands

Comfort In Crisis: K9 Crisis Response Teams


When: February 27, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm

REGISTRATION: Required at this link

DEADLINE: By noon the day prior


LOCATION DETAILS: Polk County Emergency Operations Center | 1907 Carpenter Ave

CONTACT: emergency.management@polkcountyiowa.gov

Speakers: Justin Smith - Crisis Canines Of The Midlands

Psychological first aid is an important piece of the response and recovery after a crisis event, and the need is be great for victims, communities, and first responders. Crisis response canine teams are a growing piece of the Critical Incident Stress Management community, and can be very effective in interacting with people experiencing intense emotions. Battalion Chief Justin Smith of the Knoxville, IA fire department, along with his wife Rebecca have founded the non-profit Crisis Canines of the Midlands, and are not only helping to respond with their canines in Central Iowa, but to grow the number of departments with their own canine members. Join us Tuesday, February 27 to learn more!

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Polk County Emergency Operations Center

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024   11:30 AM

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