If you are the type of person others come to with concerns and questions, an individual members of your department seek out for advice….you are ready to become a member of CISM support. We will help you get trained, providing basic courses at minimal cost so you can support your peers.
We welcome new applicants from the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, EMS, Corrections, Emergency Nursing, Chaplains, and Mental Health.
Monthly team meetings are held the third Tuesday of even-numbered months and prospective members of the team are encouraged to attend meetings to learn more about our organization.
Members may be asked to serve on committees and special task groups. They are also assigned to present pre-incident education programs to groups as requested. Education regarding critical incident stress is the first step in efficient utilization of the CISM process.
Prospective team members are asked to complete and Application Form and submit it. Applications submitted will be reviewed and candidates will be interviewed by members of the Team Board. New members are requested to make a one-year commitment of service with the team.
Prior to activation, team members must attend Group Crisis Intervention and Individual Crisis Intervention on Peer Support courses. Both courses are required for team members within one year of team membership.