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A critical incident can be defined as any event that has a stressful impact sufficient enough to overwhelm the usually effective coping skills of an individual.
Critical incidents are abrupt, powerful events that fall outside the range of ordinary human experiences.
Research has shown that critical incident stress affects up to 87% of all emergency service workers at least once in their careers.
Public Safety personnel who respond to an incident that causes strong emotional involvement may benefit from CISM services.
The Purpose of the San Mateo County Critical Incident Stress Management Team is to provide a peer driven, clinician guided, organized mutual aid resource and intervention assistance to first responders.
We deliver trained, responders experienced in the public safety disciplines we serve including individual peer support and group debriefings.Learn More
Hear from our Members
I was 20 years into my Fire Service career, dealing well with the vehicle accidents; suicides; old folks homes; shootings; drownings; SIDs; and other assorted pain and death. Then one sunny day ... Read moreDoug ~ Foster City Firefighter (retired)
One of the strengths of our team is that we ar multi-disciplinary. We have dispatch, medical, law enforcement and fire personnel on the team. So we can respond to any critical incident involving any public safety agency.Dr. Anne Bisek, Psy.D.