Did you know the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services CISM team is looking for members to add to our team? The first step to becoming a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team is completing a 2-day basic Group Crisis Intervention CISM training (or 3-day combined Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. Often, these courses have fees of up to $300 which can be a roadblock in applying for membership to volunteer with the CISM team. We know your departments are on a budget. Don’t let that prevent you from recommending or opening the door to one of your members who is considering additional tools to use in their work serving the public and supporting others in the community.
We are happy to share that there is a *low cost Individual and Group Crisis Intervention classes for any of your members interested in joining the TEMS CISM team. The class will be conducted during the 2020 Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo and will be held April 30 – May 2, 2020, in Chesapeake, VA.
*We are willing to waive the fee for the class if you are willing to give a 2-year commitment to the Tidewater CISM Team.
Registration is open now and is limited to 50 participants, and you can register by calling the TEMS office at 757-963-0632.
After the course is complete, the second step to joining the CISM team is to complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation and copies of your course certificates.
We are called to a variety of incidents, and welcome first responders, emergency department personnel and mental health practitioners, to join our team.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to growing the CISM team with members of your department to provide expanded services to any fire, EMS, law enforcement, dispatch, ED staff, and other public safety responders in the Tidewater EMS region.