Services from the Northern Illinois CISM Team are specifically designed for emergency services professionals and their family members.   Our services include:

Critical Incident Stress Management Services

Defusing:  A 20-25 minute group process conducted within the first 12 hours following a Critical Incident, usually with single work units.

Debriefing:  A seven-phase, structured group process usually conducted 24-72 hours after a Critical Incident.  Debriefings may be offered for single work units or multi-agency groups.

Demobilization:  A brief stress management process involving educating, rest & nutrition used at the scene of a large-scale disaster.  The Demobilization process is implemented through the incident command system as personnels are discharged from the scene.

On-Scene Support:  Support provided to command staff and personnel operating at the scene of an emergency following prolonged extrication, line of duty deaths, etc.

Referral:  Provision of additional resources for emergency services personnel effected by a Critical Incident.

Educational Services

The Northern Illinois CISM Team provides a wide range of informational and educational presentations about Critical Incident stress.  Please contact our Education Coordinator, Dan Roach, to schedule a program for your agency.