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Boot Camp – Disaster Relief Volunteer Training

Boot Camp will train and equip you to deploy in God’s love and power in times of disaster. It will certify you as an official CRI Responder and make you eligible to deploy with us on relief operations worldwide.

Most importantly, you will gain confidence and know what to do and how to bring hope when crisis strikes. It’s time to activate your compassion!

You will discover how to weave your passions and skills into the context of crisis response and disaster relief. You will get immersed into the culture of the CRI Mission Base, catch the vision to reach the harvest in crisis, and join our international family of CRI Responders.

Training Includes: 

  • Crisis Response Ministry Skills
  • Disaster First-Aid & Emergency Medical Skills
  • Active Shooter
  • Escape & Evasion
  • Spiritual & Emotional First-Aid
  • Deployment Skills
  • CRI Culture
  • Go Bag & Deployment Activation
  • Personal Fundraising
  • *Chaplaincy


*Fulfills one of the pre-requisites to becoming a CRI Chaplain.


Our deployments can range from famine to flood to the frontlines of war. We do not get to choose when or where crisis strikes. You also do not know where God will lead you next. The saying goes, “train like you fight; fight like you train.” So be ready when you arrive.


Sean Malone

Sean found a front row seat at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. There he provided lighting for the search and rescue operations. This is where the seeds for being involved in crisis response work were planted. In 2007 he and his wife Laura officially launched Crisis Response International. Since then, CRI has trained thousands of responders to reach the harvest in the midst of crisis.

Joshua T

Joshua is currently a Police Officer with 15 years of experience. Before becoming an officer, Joshua served in the US Army as an Infantry Fireteam Leader. During his time in the service, Joshua was not only qualified in several areas related to direct and indirect combat operations but was also certified as a Combat Lifesaver, and was further directly responsible for the health, welfare, combat readiness and effectiveness of anywhere from 3-8 Infantrymen at any given time. Joshua has been deployed on several different CONUS (Contiguous United States) and OCONUS (Outside Contiguous United States) operations and received awards related to those operations as well.

Joshua became a Police Officer in 2008, first with the CU-Boulder Police Department (CUPD) then laterally transferred in 2012 to Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS). During his time at CUPD, Joshua became a CSOC (County Sheriffs of Colorado) certified firearms instructor. Joshua further certified as an instructor in the Center Axis Relock or “CAR” method of close-quarters gun battle. Through Joshua’s experience, he was further tasked with instructing “RED” (Rapid Emergency Deployment/Active Shooter) tactics at CUPD. Joshua's current assignments at FCPS include being a Patrol Supervisor, SWAT Operator, FTO, and Honor Guard. Within those capacities, Joshua continues to instruct and build officers in the areas of Active Shooter Response and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) as well as general officer safety and tactics.

Joshua has been awarded the Medal of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal by FCPS for actions taken rendering aid to severely wounded individuals during high-risk calls. Joshua met Will while at FCPS and since then has assisted Will with instructing lifesaving medical treatment courses which have been taught to all personnel within the department as well as other outside agencies/entities. During his current service as a Police Officer, Joshua continues to educate both police personnel and personnel in the private sector in his areas of expertise.

William B. "Doc"

William is a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with over 17 years of experience, from both the military and civilian sectors. Will became an EMT in 2004 and later pursued further training as a Combat Medic in the US Army in 2005. From 2007 to 2008, Will was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division as a Combat Medic attached to an Infantry line unit. Upon returning from and during his deployment, Will was awarded the Combat Medical Badge, 3 Army Commendation Medals, and 2 Army Achievement Medals for actions taken while treating wounded US soldiers. During his deployment, Will treated a variety of combat-related injuries, including but not limited to blast, concussion, gunshot, and shrapnel injuries as well as injuries sustained from direct and indirect engagements with insurgent forces.

In 2010, after separating from the US Army, Will became a Police Officer with the Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS). While with FCPS, Will developed and implemented several lifesaving medical treatment courses, including tourniquet and Combat Gauze usage and application, which have been taught to all personnel within the department as well as to other outside agencies. Due to Will’s exposure and experience overseas, Will was further tasked with the training and development of EMTs into being qualified as Tactical Emergency Medics (TEMS) attached to the SWAT and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Teams in the Northern Colorado Region.

Will is currently an instructor in CPR/AED and First Aid through the American Heart Association (AHA) and is also a Bleeding Control (BCON) instructor through the American College of Surgeons. Will has been awarded 6 Medals of Merit along with the Medal of Valor by FCPS for actions taken rendering aid to severely wounded individuals during high-risk calls as well as the Meritorious Service Ribbon by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Will is currently serving as a Police Officer for the City of Fort Collins where he continues to educate police officers, SWAT/EOD medics, and local school districts in his areas of expertise.

Jay Baylor

Jay has ministered for over 25 years in a variety of ministries and churches- as a Young Life Area Director, Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Associate Pastor, and church planter. Jay is an instructor in the Global School of Supernatural Ministry, teaching Bible.

In 2014, Jay was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of North America, and he began planting Church of the Apostles in the City in Northeast Baltimore. Most recently, Jay is part of the team bringing Biblical Trauma Healing to the Baltimore region.

The best part about Jay’s life is being married to Mindy for 29 years. They have three daughters, Rachel is a Computer Engineer at Quaalcom in San Diego, Hamna is teaching math physics in Bloomington IN, and Emma is a data analyst for the Maryland Office of Public Defender.

Jay holds a BA from Penn State in International Relations and a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, Washington.

Mary Leonard

Mary Leonard has been a CRI Senior Chaplain and Trainer since the early days of CRI in Kansas City. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her teachings not only valuable but enjoyable, and her zeal to reach the harvest in crisis is contagious. She and her wonderful husband Bob have been at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City for 16 years. They have 2 kids and 3 grandkids.

Mike Wyatt

Mike Wyatt is a retired US Army Medical Service Corps Officer. He served in Iraq in a MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) as the Deputy Commander. In recent years he deployed to Haiti and Nepal immediately following the earthquakes. His years in the military, YWAM, and as a leader in ministry have positioned him well to serve CRI over the past 7 years as Deployment Director and Operations Director. Mike also has a passion for establishing a “Place of Refuge” in his local community.

Previously trained Responders are welcome to re-take the training or help as Boot Camp Staff. All others wishing to volunteer as event staff should email [email protected]

Trust us, YOU CAN DO THIS! You will make new friends and have the time of your life! Event is open to ages 9-99.


We look forward to you here at camp!

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Jun 21 - 24 2022

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CRI Mission Base
CRI Mission Base
2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064