Schedule for 2023

We meet quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.

  • March 21st:  Crisis Response in Seattle: Challenges and Opportunities of Multiple Outreach Teams. Zee Andrignis from Seattle PD’s Crisis Response Unit, Jon Ehrenfeld from Seattle Fire’s Health One program, and Kayla Hollimon from the Mobile Crisis Team talked about how co-response programs work with mobile crisis teams–and how their police and fire programs complement each other. As 988 systems continue to develop in Washington state, effective relationships between different crisis response teams is critically important. This presentation considered what’s working—and not working—in the field. Recording available here.
  • July 18th: Co-Responders and Designated Crisis Responders: Strategies for Successful Partnerships
    Featuring King County DCR Coordinator Frank Couch, Olympic Health and Recovery Services Crisis Services Manager Jessica Shook and Crisis Response Social Work Supervisor for Bellevue Fire CARES and CCAT Diane Swanberg. Also discussed: the University of Washington’s recent landscape analysis of co-response in Washington State and H.R. 1423 which, if passed, will provide federal funds for unarmed mobile crisis response programs dispatched by 911 (
    • Slides from Andrew Hays and Victoria Bautista’s presentation about federal support for co-response
  • Starting on in October 2023, our quarterly meetings will be 60-minute training/learning opportunities that are available for CROA members. Please join us on October 17 to learn about the LEAP communications training designed to help interactions with people who are afflicted with anosognosia. Information about the LEAP Institute here


Previous Year’s Schedules


  • January 18th: Hosted by Redmond Police Department
  • March 15th: Hosted by Port Angeles Fire
  • June 21st: Hosted by Eastside Fire and Rescue
  • September 20th: Hosted by South Snohomish County Fire, guest speaker Margie Balfour. Click here for Margie’s slides, and here for the video recording.
  • December 20th: Host Bellevue Fire CARES. Topic: Utilizing Nurses in Co-Response Programs (Presentations by Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority and Whatcom County Health Department)