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Paramedics in the Park supporting Critical Incident Stress Management Team

May 27, 2015 - For emergency services personnel, responding to critical incidents is part of the job. But for first responders the emotional stress of witnessing certain events can be difficult to deal with.

That is where the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team comes in. A volunteer team made up of local paramedics, firefighters and police officers, the team works to help support their peers after significant work related events.

The CISM process is considered one of the most important mechanisms to reduce the potential of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

All too often there is an assumption made that emergency service workers aren’t impacted by the events and sometimes tragedies strong in character and never need emotional support post event.

It is important to remember that emergency service personal are normal human beings who have feelings and many of the serious situations they see have a lasting emotional toll on them. The goal of our local volunteer CISM team is to reduce the personal emotional burden of our members.

Funds raised through this year’s Paramedics in the Park event on Friday, May 29 will help pay for education and other resources to provide meaningful assistance to frontline emergency service workers.

Come out to Victoria Park in Lindsay From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. get a burger, sausage or hot dog meal for $5, and help support the Critical Incident Stress Volunteer Peer Support Team and the Paramedic Honour Guard.


For more information please contact:

Roy Teer, Paramedic

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