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.
- 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
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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!