At 28, Christian Raymer served nearly 11 years for the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. In his most recent role as Director of Development, he was instrumental in large-scale projects and overseeing the public relations, government relations, and community engagement for an emergency response non-profit organization.
The organization worked with police, fire, and medical personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death to provide emotional and practical support to family and friends during the death investigation process.
Starting out as a volunteer in 2008, Christian realized quickly the passion he had for the emergency work and has continued his passion by joining TIP staff in 2009. Previous experience has put Christian in many roles with TIP including Crisis Team Manager, overseeing the team of seventy volunteers and coordinating the day-to-day operations. Christian has personally responded to hundreds of scenes in Las Vegas and has dealt with many high-profile cases.
Christian is passionate about helping those in grief, understanding loss, and mental health awareness. Christian was a crucial part of the response to the Las Vegas Mass Shooting in October 2017. He single-handedly instructed the “care response” of over 25 volunteers while the shooting was still occurring. He remained on as an incident commander and begin providing hands-on support to grieving families.
Having studied under some of the most well-known grief experts such as TIP Founder, Wayne Fortin, Emilio Parga, and Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Christian strives to keep up with the latest policies and procedures affecting the organization and the industry as a whole. His early work with the American Red Cross offered him many opportunities to qualify and learn the challenges of working in a 24-hour operation.
Christian has received extensive training and certifications in a variety of areas including Emotional First Aid, Reading & Interpreting Face Language, Documenting, Investigating, & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation; Christian is also certified in Basic Medicolegal Death Investigation from the International Association of Coroner and Medical Examiners, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). He is also a certified National Trainer with TIP – only 1 of 4 in Las Vegas. Christian has trained hundreds of first responders in Clark County in Emotional First Aid and crisis support skills; including nurses, firefighters, police officers, and hospital staff.
Director of Developement
Trauma Intervention Program
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