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Crisis Response Internship Information

Complete Your Practicum or Internship with the Glendale Fire Department Crisis Response Program

We know that you have many diverse practicum and internship programs to choose from. The GFD CR Program offers you graduate-level for:

  • Crisis intervention tactics
  • Work alongside firefighters, hospital emergency room staff, law enforcement officers, ministers and other community agencies

The CR Program is not all about trauma. You will assist and support individuals in the community that may need a ride home after a mishap or help a homeless family find food and shelter somewhere in the Valley. You may offer a blanket or a stuffed animal to a little one after they just lost their home to a fire or suffered trauma after a car accident. Basically, you provide the very best customer service possible to those in need at any hour of the day or night.

You will be working out of Glendale Fire Station #158. You will be dispatched to the types of calls listed here:

  • Assault
  • Death
  • Drowning
  • Homicide
  • Pediatric Fatality
  • Suicide Traffic Fatality Working Fire
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Child/Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Evacuation, Barricades, Bomb Threats

The experience is unending. Nowhere will you find a more well-rounded practicum or internship program. Please contact us or explore our Web site for more information.

Sara E. Steffen, MSW
B Shift Coordinator, Intern Supervisor
Glendale Fire Department

*Interns requiring a minimum of 16 hours of one-on-one contact with clients will need 24 hours on the CR Unit each week to meet that requirement.

ASU social work students will do 24 hours a week. No exceptions.

Training and Application Process:

  • Click here for more detailed information on training and the application process.

NOTE: The next round of internship interviews will be happening in April. Please check back for more information as the date gets closer.



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