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Critical Incident Stress Management

The CISM program in its entirety includes a range of various activities such as pre-incident education and crisis intervention.

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Strategic Response to Crisis:


In order to be effective, crisis intervention must be coordinated and applied by well trained and skillful CISM Coordinators who are able to assist.

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Peer Support: Our Standard of Care

Peer Support is about peers, or “people of mutual respect. It is the shared culture and experiences which form the foundation of peer support.

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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention


Suicide shakes the very core of an organization and family. It's impact can be emotionally and mentally debilitating for those left behind.

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Managers Tool-Kit: Leadership in Crisis


Caring is a set of corporate and personal behaviors that elicit the perception that you and your organization truly care about them.

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CIPS Group Response Kit:

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CISM personnel and Critical Incident Peer Support Groups have specific roles and responsibilities and informational tools to use during crisis

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The Culture of Wildland Firefighting


Wildland firefighting is regarded as one of the most dangerous occupations. Firefighting is also a profession that offers phenomenal rewards. 

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Training, Experience and Certification


To be effective in providing crisis intervention services CISM personnel must be adequately trained and highly skilled in six major areas.

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Managing Stress Resilience: Maintaining Mental Health


Firefighters are faced with emotional needs that are very unique. It's important to have a support system in place that is readily accessible.

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Additional Information

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

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National Alliance on Mental Illness


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Telehealth and On-Line Therapy

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International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Call 988 Text or Chat

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Treatment Referral Service


Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service.

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Veterans Crisis Line


Dial 988 Then Press 1 Chat or Text Online

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Find an EMDR Clinician

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