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Grief Support Team

Program:

The Mesa Fire and Medical  Department Grief Support Team provides initial grief support and community resources to families who are dealing with a stressful situation.

Working in teams of two, the Community Response Team provides on-call assistance, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the City of Mesa.

 These services include providing emotional support to families and friends, assisting in the death notification process, and assist in the choice of necessary services.

Supporting the Community:

The Mesa Fire Department Grief Support Team is staffed by local volunteers who are interested in providing assistance and emotional support to customers during a highly emotional time.

Volunteer members will be contacted by telephone and will respond to a call in their own vehicle.

Grief Support members will continue service for the families allowing for a smooth transition from paramedics/fire crews to the Grief Support Team.

Volunteers will direct customers through the on-scene process. This process usually takes two to three hours per call.  
Becoming a Team Member:
  • Application
    • Applications can be:
      • Emailed to anita.mapes@mesaaz.gov
      • Mailed to: PO Box 1466 Mesa, AZ 85211
      • Dropped off at: 13 West First Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
      • Faxed to: 480-644-4673
  • Attend & complete an interview
  • Pass background check (fingerprinting and DMV driving record)
  • Attend Orientation/Training
  • Available for at least two shifts per month


Volunteer Hours:

Volunteers have the opportunity to choose between day and night shifts to meet the flexibility of their schedules. The first shift is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second shift is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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