Ms. Davis, left, did a presentation on her department’s roles and responsibilities when they are deployed to a crisis situation. She provided great insight, invaluable information and shared resources available to the CIRT team when needed.
The members of the class are active Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representatives selected from all three districts of the Transportation Department. The main goal of the annual courses is to train the students on how to best help individuals cope with the effects of a traumatic event or critical incident.
The class was developed by the Transportation Department in response to the horrific Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 in Orlando, which directly affected some of its members.
Since its inception, the CIRT team has responded to numerous incidents including the aftermath of a deadly hurricane season, a fatal incident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia and last year’s shootings in a Henry Pratt manufacturing plant in Aurora, IL and a Walmart store in El Paso, TX.