Defusing: A defusing is similar to a debriefing, but is usually done 3 to 4 hours post incident or before the end of the shift. All defusing(s) will be STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
One-On-One: A one-on-one is an individual meeting with a CISM Team member designed to return the emergency services worker back to normal functioning, mitigate symptoms of stressful event(s) and/or make referrals as needed. This meeting may take place during the affected individual’s tour of duty, or at any other time and place. The meeting may be initiated by an officer; however, it may come as a suggestion from a co-worker, supervisor or the individual who is affected. A CISM Team member may initiate the session after learning about the incident.
Demobilization: A demobilization is a primary stress prevention and intervention technique which occurs immediately after personnel are released from a large-scale incident and before they return to their normal duties or return home. The demobilization is provided in a safe and secure environment and is out of the view of the public and media. A demobilization is similar to a defusing but allows the affected personnel to rest and take of immediate physical needs.
Deactivation: A deactivation is the removal of an affected individual from duty for the remainder of his/her shift and the recommendation should be coordinated with the individual’s officer or supervisor.
Pre-Incident Education: Information provided to emergency services personnel and their families to improve coping skills, increase awareness of symptoms of critical incident stress, suicide, depression and anxiety that may occur as a result of involvement in a critical incident.