Supporting Emergency Service Personnel

Durham Region Critical Incident Stress Support Team

The Durham Region Critical Incident Stress Support Team is a voluntary, freestanding organization consisting of your peers and mental health professionals; supported by police, fire, emergency medical services administrations and associations across Durham Region.

905-576-8711 EXT 33200 (24/7 Line)

HOW WE CAN HELP

How We Assist All First Responders

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Education

Provided to new recruits for police, fire and paramedic services or when requested by a service.
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Support

At anytime a member from any service may contact the 24-hr number and request to speak with any member of the team.
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Defuse

As soon as possible after an event, usually within 48 hrs; structured process; primarily education focused – anyone can request.
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Debrief

Usually 3-5 days post event; structured process; deeper exploration of event, with education – anyone can request.
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Referral

At any time, when necessary to a mental health professional for assessment – can be requested.
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Training

DRCISST has a team of instructors who can provide complete training in the ICISF certified course.

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

Explore Our Crisis Support Resources

The Durham Region Critical Incident Stress Resource Library is a collection of resources created by our emergency and mental health professionals. Learn more about stress management, the factors of fatigue and practical applications to combating high levels of stress and trauma.