The use of terms firefighter and wildland fire personnel are used for this website which is intended to support the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other Agency Critical Incident Stress Management Programs and others who wish to use the information. Although many issues discussed apply to the wildland fire service, they may also apply to other emergency responders.

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This website intends to provide information for peer support group members, managers, leaders, and personnel from all disciplines to select and review topics of interest. The particular subjects and documents are designed independently of one another. Therefore, some information pertinent to the topic title may appear in more than one document.

The National Interagency Wildland Fire Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) site is informational. The resources on this site are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of CISM experts or mental health professionals.

Self-help information and information from the internet may be helpful, but it is not a substitute for professional assistance. Likewise, our information is not a substitute for professional crisis intervention advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


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The photos and graphics associated with this website are accessed from various websites, including those hosted by wildland fire personnel such as Hotshots, Smokejumpers, Geographic Area Coordination Centers, Inciweb, and other related sites. In addition, some graphics have been created and modified by the webmaster.

Sources of Information

The intent of the National Wildland Fire Interagency CISM Program is to provide fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by culturally competent licensed mental health professionals.

Additional Information

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

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American Telepsychology Association

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» Center for Disease Control

Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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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



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Bureau of Indian Affairs
Branch of Wildland Fire Management

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