Critical Incident Stress Management Team


(814) 337 5380

What is the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)?

The Critical Incident Stress Management team is comprised of specially trained volunteer Peers and Mental Health representatives from a variety of backgrounds including Dispatch, EMS, Fire, and Police.  The team provides peer-led interventions to assist agencies and individuals with reducing common stress responses and to facilitate return to active service.

A critical incident is any situation faced by emergency services providers that causes them to experience unusually strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with their ability to function either at a scene or with daily activities.

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First Responder Mental Health Toolkit                                                                           Pennsylvania Department of Health / Mental Health