The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Northwest Florida is a group of specially trained volunteers who are called by first responders to provide immediate, on-scene emotional and organizational support to any victim of a traumatic event. Our calls are initiated by Fire, Police, Sheriff, FHP and Hospital ERs throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and we respond within minutes to give support to victims of natural and accidental death, suicide, homicide, hurricanes, drowning, child death, natural death, house fires, sexual assault, domestic violence and other crisis situations.
Disaster and trauma impacts everyone, so our demographic includes all ages, races, ethnicities and socio-economic groups. In addition to our assistance to first responders, TIP is one of two non-profits (the other is Red Cross) included in Pensacola International Airport’s Emergency Response Plan to provide assistance to friends and family members during any airport disaster. Furthermore, since 2012 we have partnered with the airport, providing TIP volunteers to meet the families of fallen military service members when these families are traveling through the airport as their loved one returns home for the final time.