San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District are among the many partners of San Diego-based Trauma Intervention Program (TIP). The nonprofit organization works closely with fire departments, law enforcement, hospitals, and various other community agencies to provide immediate emotional and practical support for people experiencing trauma in emergency situations. The organization is completely volunteer-run, specially training and screening citizen volunteers who are called to emergency scenes to assist victims, family members, witnesses, and other bystanders. In 2016, TIP responded to 1,050 scenes of tragedy, assisting over 4,500 citizens in the San Diego community. Compassionate TIP volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information call 855-847-7343 or visit www.tipsandiego.org.