Christian Emergency Network
Current Role: CEN Advisor
Education: Trauma Responder, CISM, Operational Stress First Aid Trainer, Grief and Trauma Certified, ICS 820
Ed Smith, is a National trainer for Victim Chaplains and Counselors Association, a certified CISM trainer and the former Director of Disaster Response for Victim Relief Ministries (VRM). Ed brings his vast expertise in spiritual, emotional, mental and physical care to CEN as a Church Advisor.
He is certified in/as: Trauma Responder under sponsorship of Dr. H Norman Wright CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Operational Stress First Aid qualified and trained as a trainer Grief and Trauma Certified through VCCA Incident Command- A variety of certifications including ICS- 100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS- 820.
Volunteer and Reach
At VRM, he has been a Chaplain Responder at Command Level or on staff at VRM for 11 of their first 13 years, serving as a volunteer even while working full time in various positions or other ministries. He has led or been a part of most of the 154 VRM disaster deployments since 9/11. He also brings 25 years of experience from working at executive levels with airlines, charter airlines, tour wholesale operations and tour development, travel writer, travel radio shows, internet travel companies and hotel sales and operations that allowed me to travel and work in 51 nations.