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The Critical Incident Stress Management or "CISM" Program includes a crisis intervention tactic called "Peer Support." It is designed for individuals affected by potentially traumatic events which are outside their normal work experience. We need to respond to these in a way that is qualitatively different to that in normal work situations. Clearly defined practices for managing incidents, clear guidance on dealing with the immediate aftermath of an incident and longer term support for employees is vital. Read More

What's New in CISM

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Strategic Response to Crisis:

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

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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

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Crisis management relates mainly to operational issues, while crisis leadership principally deals with how leaders deal with human responses to a crisis.

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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 intervention.

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The Culture of Wildland Firefighting

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Wildland firefighting has long been 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

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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

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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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Defense Center of Excellence

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Share the Load

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Geograhpic Area CISM Information

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Employee Assistance Programs

Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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National Helpline

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

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Veterans Crisis Line

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Disaster Distress Lifeline

disaster Crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

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BLM National Office of Fire and Aviation

3833 South Development Avenue t malesuada Boise, ID 83705

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