A huge problem for crisis response teams is that there are not enough bad events.
You never expected a crisis chaplain to make that statement, did you?
But it is true. Because community-wide tragedies do not frequently occur in most of our towns and cities, those on the front lines of emergency response must constantly scream for the attention of team members and community leaders who’ve grown a bit numb to the reality that, some day, another crisis will come. Because the last community tragedy is now a fading memory, team members lose interest in training with the team, and community leaders lose interest in helping fund the team.
But if nobody trains, and if there are no funds for supplies or training, nobody will be prepared when that next crisis hits. And, believe me, it is coming.…