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The Academy - National Institute for Crisis Response Training (NICRT), located in Lincolnton, N.C., was started as a vision by two individuals, Mike Futrell and Dr. Tina Brookes. Through the development of a comprehensive crisis response training program it is our desire that any individual who completes the training will be able to provide personnel needs and emotional and spiritual care for emergency service agencies and their families, along with the citizens who are served by these agencies.

Since January of 2007, we have been working toward a Crisis Responder Program for the state and nation to serve emergency service agencies during emergencies, disasters, and other times of need along with the citizensthat live in their communities.  Individuals who have taken the training so far come from a variety of professions and ministries which include pastors, chaplains, counselors, teachers, social workers, health care workers, emergency service workers and psychologists. 

The individuals who have taken classes here at The Academy – NICRT tell us the reason is that they feel a call upon their lives to provide care and compassion to hurting people during times of crisis and disasters. They like the school because it allow them to receive specialized training in crisis and spiritual intervention.  Here at The Academy – NICRT we are offering some of the best training in the nation for crisis intervention and response.