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.
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.