Marion County Community Crisis Response Team
Marion County CCRT's Mission:
“To provide education, resource and emotional support to Florida survivors, families and responders involved in a community crisis.”

This CCRT was formed in Ocala, Florida in 1992 by volunteers from several mental health disciplines.  They came from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, Hospice and pastoral, school and victim/witness counseling to assist their community at no charge.  Many are certified as Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) first responders and ham radio operators.  This CCRT  is a self-funded, external, generic, community-based team sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala.  It is a component of the Marion County Medical Reserve Corps formed under the Homeland Security Administration, and is a member of the Citizens Corps Council and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) of Florida.

Prior to the 9/11/01 attack on the U. S., this CCRT provided  CISM services in many relatively small scale, but often fatal incidents usually one to three days after the event.  These have included a line-of-duty death, armed robbery, civilian shootings, explosion, tornado, hurricanes, motor vehicle deaths, public and private suicides, fatal company accidents, threats of workplace violence and a large animal attack.
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However, after the 9/11/01 Manhattan massacre, where psychotrauma casualties outnumbered the acute medical/surgical patients at St. Vincent’s Hospital by more than ten to one, this team was re-energized. 
Marion County Community Crisis Response Team
(352) 629-4448
(352) 867-7015