Co-Responder Coffee Breaks are monthly sessions hosted by ICRA to share knowledge amongst the ICRA membership. The sessions will host presentations, expert panels, and group conversations for members to learn, observe model programs, and share lessons learned with one another. Each month will provide a new format or topic for members to engage with. 

Co-Responder Coffee Breaks featuring expert panels and presentations will be archived and available to view on demand in the member area of the ICRA website. If you have a topic or presentation you would like to see covered at the next coffee break, email

March Coffee Break

03/30/2023 - 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST

Introduce Your Program

This month, ICRA members will learn about different co-responder programs across the country. Come prepared with a five-minute overview of your program, covering the following:

  • Location (population of your area)
  • Type of program (LEO, Fire, EMS, etc.)
  • Your main goals
  • How you deploy resources
  • Favorite example of effectiveness

February Coffee Break

02/22/2023 - 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST

Don't miss out on the first Co-Responder Coffee Break in a webinar format!

Fentanyl: What Co-Responders Need to Know

    • Communicating with clients
    • First responder exposure
    • Using Naloxone
    • Harm reduction methods

January Coffee Break

01/26/2023 - 4:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM CST

The January Co-Responder Coffee Break will be a conversation amongst peers on - 

Co-Responders: Contracted Employees or Agency Staff Members?

Come talk with your peers about the benefits of each model. 

December Coffee Break

ICRA will not be hosting a December Coffee Break due to the busy holiday season and lots of exciting end of year work for the 4th Annual Co-Responder Conference! 

ICRA wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

Coffee Breaks will resume in January. 

November Coffee Break

11/17/2022 - 12:00 PM EST/11:00 AM CST

The November Co-Responder Coffee Break will be a conversation amongst peers on Substance Use Calls. Attendees will be able to network with others and learn about:

  • Screening Devices, 
  • Processes, 
  • Local and National Resources,
  • Solutions and successes that can be adapted to your own co-responder program.

October Coffee Break

10/21/2022 - 1:00 PM EST/12:00 CST

Our October Co-Responder Coffee Break will be a conversation amongst peers on Screening and Hiring Co-Responder. Attendees will be able to network with others and learn about:

  • Interview questions, 
  • Processes, 
  • Pre-employment requirements,
  • Creative recruiting opportunities to identify qualified candidates.

September Coffee Break 

09/21/2022 - 1:00 PM EST/12:00 CST

The September Coffee Break will host a conversation amongst peers focused on Safety in Co-Responder Programs. Attendees will divide into groups for guided discussions on what programs around the country are doing to be safe. 

Bring your questions and insight on:

    • Training
    • Equipment
    • Policies
    • Procedures

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