For Immediate Release:
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Yuba-Sutter Counties announced activity statistics for calendar year 2012.
TIP volunteers responded to 494 calls for service from emergency response agencies in 2012. The calls included 285 deaths, 26 attempted or completed suicides, 141 medical emergencies (non-death), 19 anxious or distressed citizens, 27 auto accidents, 23 structure fires, 13 over-doses, 13 assaults, 6 homicides, 5 child deaths, 8 disoriented citizens, 5 drowning responses, 2 robberies and 9 various other tragedies.
In responding to these calls TIP assisted 1,602 emergency responders and 2,132 citizens received emotional and practical support. TIP utilized 40-50 locally trained citizens to respond to more than 41 calls per month with the average call lasting 2 hours.
TIP has responded to more than 8,200 calls since starting in December 1994 serving Yuba and Sutter counties.
TIP members are scheduled for 12-hour shifts, serving 24 hours-a-day every day of the year. TIP arrives at the scene within 20 minutes of being dispatched by the 911 system.
Citizens become volunteers by completing a 45-hour training academy and clearing a Department of Justice background check. The 2013 Training Academy for new volunteers will be conducted in Yuba on 2/28, 3/01, 3/2, 3/3, 3/5, 3/7, 3/8 and 3/9.
Those interested in joining TIP can call 530.673.9300 for more information or go to yubasuttertip.org. Those needing resources to cope with trauma can use this site and whentragedystrikes.org.
Contact and Telephone Number:
Lou Binninger (530) 673-9300View PDF version of this press releaseBack to 2013 Press Release Archive