Troy Bastion

  • President, T.A. Bastion Associates Behavioral Investigations
  • Chairman, Kansas Disaster Response Committee
  • Member, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team


Troy Bastion is a retired Police Officer. He has served as a Police Officer, Chief of Police, Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Counselor. As a Funeral Director/Embalmer licensed in two states, Troy has extensive experience with traumatic stress and grief issues. Troy is a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, a federal level emergency response team administered jointly by FEMA, Homeland Security and the National Defense Medical System. He served three deployments to Louisina following Hurricane Katrina. Troy is the current Chair of the Kansas Disaster Response Committee, through the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, and is active in many community endeavors, including Sexual Assault Response Team: Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. Men Against Violence Program:Pittsburg State University. Certified: Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, AAETS.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

College Crisis: A Practical Approach to Traumatic Stress in College Settings

Each Year, college campuses throughout our nation are faced with traumatic situations. These may include violence on campus, natural disasters, the tragic loss of students or staff. Very few institutions have incorporated a traumatic stress program into their critical incident plans.

Required Text: A Practical Guide To University Crisis Response published by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


Trauma Response for Emergency Responders: What We Need To Know Before The Call

This course is intended as a comprehensive examination of traumatic stress management, particularly as it applies to members of the emergency response community. Firefighters, Police Officers, and first response personnel will gather a wealth of information from this workshop.

Required Text: Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management published by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


Traumatic Critical Incident Response for Funeral Service Professionals:

As the needs of our communities change, funeral service professionals are, more than ever, finding themselves on the front lines of fatality and mass fatality response. Many mortuary professionals also serve as coroners and deputy coroners. This workshop will acquaint the mortuary professional with the theory of acute traumatic stress management, and practical approaches to assisting the communities they serve in the aftermath of traumatic events.

Required Text: Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management published by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


National Incident Management System (NIMS) IMS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800 Comprehensive training toward certification in NIMS

This is a must for all federally-funded emergency response organizations, or those receiving grants. Make arrangements to secure your department's training.

Following is a list of organizations with whom Troy Bastion has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Pittsburg State University Men Against Violence

Crawford County, Kansas Fire Protection District (Div. 3)

Assistant Training Officer: Kansas State Corrections Academy

Cherokee County, Kansas Disaster Response Committee

Kansas Funeral Director's Association, 2006 convention, Katrina Response Panel.


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