Our crisis intervention team consists of current and former law enforcement, fire and emergency medical response, dispatch, chaplains, and mental health professionals working together to provide the best options to address critical incidents that affect your agency. If you would like to apply for team membership, please download the application form and return it as directed.
The Downriver Critical Incident Response Team may be activated by contacting the Team Coordinator at (313) 426-2575 or (734) 347-8162. Services are provided free of charge, and meet all requirements of confidentiality as required by PA 40 of 2016. Every department or agency should have this contact information at the ready.
Training is available in critical incident stress management for peer support teams, chaplains, and command staff. All training programs are approved by MCOLES for 302 funding, and many programs are approved by the State 911 Committee and other organizations for funding and/or continuing education credit.
•Line of duty death
•Suicide of a colleague
•Serious work-related injury
•Multi-casualty / disaster / terrorism
•Events with a high degree of threat to personnel
•Significant events involving children
•Events in which the victim is known to personnel
•Events with excessive media interest
•Events that are prolonged with a negative outcome
•Any significantly powerful, overwhelming distressing event
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Obtain a certificate of completion in courses from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, or keep your Critical Incident Stress Management skills sharp or receive an introduction to CISM techniques with these LIVE virtual training sessions via Zoom! Each session will be conducted by David R. Edwards, PhD, CCISM, CTSS* – an Approved Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation as well as a Certified Trauma Services Specialist. List of topics are included below:
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING*
*This training is the ONLY training that meets the requirements of MCL 333.20981 to provide for confidentiality of communications between emergency services personnel and members of a peer support or critical incident stress management team. These courses are © International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR COMMAND STAFF
TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR ALL PERSONNEL
CISM INTRODUCTION AND REFRESHER TRAINING
SPECIALIZED PROGRAM: The Post Critical Incident Seminar (FREE)
All courses are registered with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. Continuing education credit for other professions may also be available. Inquire by completing the contact form on this page.