Community Support Team (CST)

The Community Support Team responds to the scene of various emergencies in the greater Florence community (including upriver communities like Mapleton and Swiss Home Deadwood). We offer support and guidance to community members who find themselves faced with unexpected traumatic situations. We provide emotional support, transportation if needed, as well as community resources and follow up to help our community members navigate their way through difficult and unfortunate times. Some of our written resources, including booklets on grief, children’s grief, community resources and first responder stress, are available here on the website for the general public. Please feel free to download any of these resources, or contact us at the fire station at (541) 997-3212. We will make every effort to return your call by the end of the business day.

Shannon Curry

Shannon Curry

Shannon has been a SVFR firefighter for the past 8 years and has been a wildland firefighter since 1989. He is also an Air Force veteran who has worked in the field of drug and alcohol recovery for 9 years. Shannon recently completed coursework towards his Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC) certification.
Bianca Deris

Bianca Deris

Bianca is state Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She has been working as CADC for the past 18 years. She is also involved with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) as a family to family teacher. Bianca is also bilingual.

Lori Severance

Lori Severance

Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She recently retired after 26 years as an Emergency Department social worker in a large urban trauma center in California, working with trauma as well as psychiatric patients. She is currently the Coordinator of the Community Support Team at SVFR.
Ed Lovell

Ed Lovell

Ed joined SVFR in June of 2018, becoming a member of the CST Team. Many years ago, Ed was an EMT/Firefighter in Indiana. He and his spouse Laurie live in the Greentrees community. Ed came to Oregon in 2000 for its salmon fishing and enjoys it every fall. That and the Midwest snow shoveling was losing its appeal.
Dixie Beach

Dixie Beach

Dixie joined SVFR in June of 2018, as a volunteer with the SVFR/WLAD Community Support Team. Dixie is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling. She has experience working in home health, child welfare, and with mentally and physically disabled adults. She moved to Florence with family to enjoy the ocean and the great outdoors.

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