U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Critical Incident Stress Management Team (See Definition Below)
Category: Health and Medical Services (ESF #8)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Experience, Training, and Comprehension

1-2 Team Coordinators – Experience as supervisor of CISM Team in large-scale disaster situations in home and other States. Has extensive experience in CISM team administration and knowledge of ICISF standards. Completed certification from the ICISF. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

1 Team Coordinator – Experience as supervisor of CISM Team in medium- to large-scale disaster situations in home State. Has extensive experience in CISM team administration and knowledge of ICISF standards. Completed certification from the ICISF. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

1 Team Coordinator – Experience as supervisor of CISM Team in small-scale disaster situations in home State. Has experience in CISM team administration and knowledge of ICISF standards. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

 
Personnel Number of team members based on size of incident and effects on emergency responders; experience, training, and comprehension

10-15 Team Members – Experience as part of CISM Team in large-scale disaster situations in home and other States. Has extensive experience in CISM administration and knowledge of ICISF standards. Completed certification from the ICISF. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

2-4 Team Members – Experience as part of CISM Team in medium- to large-scale disaster situations in home State. Has extensive experience in CISM administration and knowledge of ICISF standards. Completed certification from the ICISF. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

1 Team Member – Experience as part of CISM Team in small-scale disaster situations in home State. Participated in training approved by the ICISF

 
Equipment  

Laptop with wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/cell phone

Laptop with Internet capabilities; Cell phone

 

Comments:

Team is responsible for the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress among emergency responders in accordance with the standards of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Team composition, management, membership and governance varies, but can include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors.

Source: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation


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