Community Support Team (CST)
The Community Support Team-Mobile Crisis Response (CST-MCR) responds to the scene of various emergencies in the greater Florence community (including upriver communities like Mapleton and SwissHome-Deadwood). We offer support and guidance to community members who find themselves faced with unexpected traumatic situations and/or mental health crises. We provide emotional support, assessment, 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.
Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She 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-Mobile Crisis Response (CST-MCR) team. Lori loves exploring the Oregon beaches and forests with her big mutt, Marley.
Shannon has been a SVFR firefighter for the past 9 years and has been a wildland firefighter since 1989. He is also a volunteer with the WLFEA Community Support Team-Mobile Crisis Response (CST-MCR) team. Shannon is an Air Force veteran who has worked in the field of drug and alcohol recovery for 10 years. He recently completed coursework towards his Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC) certification.
Denise moved to Florence five years ago with her husband and their two fur babies. A retired social worker, Denise now enjoys spending her days giving back to the community. Denise is a current board member of Siuslaw Outreach Services, a member of the City of Florence Public Art Committee and Florence Regional Art Alliance. She has experience working with the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. When not giving back to the community, Denise spends time in her art studio.
Ed joined SVFR in June of 2018, as a volunteer with the WLFEA Community Support Team-Mobile Crisis Response 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.
Camille has been with CST-MCR since 2019. She has also been a medical assistant for 8 years, including at Peace Harbor for the past 3 years. Camille has always had a passion for helping people and wanting to make a difference. She has been a volunteer fire fighter for a year and a half and an EMT for 1 year. She joined MCR because of her passion for helping others. Camille loves being outdoors and especially loves the beach. Every chance she gets Camille and her boyfriend are enjoying the water and looking for agates. She has a dog named Ranger, 2 bunnies Jellybean and Blue Moon, and a cat named Simba. She is going to school to become a social worker.
Renee moved to Florence in 2007 and joined the SVFR Auxiliary in 2017. She worked 23 years at Pacific Bell in California. She volunteers with CERT and the Florence Municipal Airport and is also a licensed Amateur Radio operator. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She joined the CST-MCR team in 2019.
Dave has been with CST-MCR since 2019. He has been a board member of Mapletion Fire Department since 2002 and a volunteer EMT/Firefighter since 2005. He is currently the Assistant Chief at Mapleton Fire. He has also worked for WLAD as an EMT since 2006. Dave loves volunteering in our community to help with various needs and social programs.