Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCR)
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.
To join our MCR team, please call Lori Severance at (541) 997-3212 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Julie has been a firefighter with Mapleton Fire Department for 10 years and an EMT for five years. She has also completed the classroom portion of the Paramedic program. She is a member of the Marion County and Linn County Medical Reserve Corps and is a member of the SERV-OR state pool of emergency volunteers. She joined the CST-MCR team in 2020.
Kathy works for PeaceHealth Hospital as a medical assistant (MA). She joined the MCR team in 2020 because of her passion for caring for people. She describes herself as a “born caregiver”. When she is not working, Kathy enjoys spending time with her wonderful sons and granddaughters.
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Paul and his family recently moved to Florence from the Portland Metro area to live the beach life. You can usually find him at one of the beaches on the weekends running his very happy German Shepherd! Paul comes from a background of helping others so joining MCR is a great way for Paul to give back to this great community.