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Kentucky Community
Crisis Response Board

111 St. James Ct., Suite B

Frankfort, KY 40601


24-Hr. Response Request:
(502)- 607-5781


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Welcome to the KCCRB!

The Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB) provides the entire spectrum of critical incident stress management (CISM) services from pre-incident training, acute crisis response, and post incident support to emergency services personnel who have encountered a traumatic event. Traumatic events include: line of duty deaths, multi-casualty incidents, use of deadly force, suicide of a first responder, events involving children, prolonged incidents, terrorism, and any other overwhelming event.


Additionally, KCCRB coordinates acute multi-component crisis support services and specialized training to schools, communities and organizations outside the emergency services field.


These services are provided at no cost in attempts to prevent the destructive effects of emotional trauma, job related stress, and accelerate recovery from critical incidents before stress reactions can negatively impact an individual’s career, health and family.


The Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team (KCCRT) is a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated emergency service workers and Mental Health Professionals who volunteer their time to assist peers who encounter a critical incident. KCCRT has peer members from all areas of emergency service work, schools, and organizations outside of the emergency services field.


KCCRT is a dynamically trained team that is peer driven, mental health supported and guided by experts in critical incident stress management.



To Activate a KCCRT

Call 502-607-5781 or 888-522-7228


Psychological First Aid

"Psychological First Aid" is the application of the three basic concepts of protect, direct and connect. It embraces the

  • addressing of immediate physical needs
  • comforting and consoling affected individuals
  • providing concrete information about where to turn for help
  • listening to and validating feelings
  • linking individuals to support systems
  • normalizing stress reactions to trauma and sudden loss
  • reinforcing positive coping skills
Crisis Response Team

Apply for team membership through KHELPS

Join the Team

KHELPS Information

KCCRB partners with KHELPS (Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge)

KHELPS is used to register, notify, and inform individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of an accidental or intentional emergency, or intentional emergency, or other public health care disaster.

To help meet behavioral health surge capacity needs, KHELPS is partnering with the KCCRB to allow psychologists, counselors, therapists and a broad array of trained disaster behavioral health outreach personnel to become involved. Volunteers will receive training in incident management and an orientation to disaster behavioral health on-line.

To register as a Disaster Behavioral Health Volunteer click the following link: KENTUCKY HELPS


The KCCRB offers several crisis intervention courses. To see a list of courses offered and how to register, click KCCRB Training.










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Safe Call Now




Topic-Specific Hotlines






Project Recovery





On-line Credentialing Application Information for KCCRT members



Team Application


Medical Reserve Corp Volunteers

MRC Training Matrix


Department of Military Affairs - U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security 

Last Updated 2/15/2016