International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
We would love to raise $1,500 to fund the cost of a trainer coming to us. We currently have approximately sixteen team members who are awaiting an opportunity to participate in the training as well as many others who have offered a desire to become trained and join our team.
About Gruen-Gow Memorial CISM Team - Northeastern Pennsylvania
The Gruen-Gow Memorial CISM Team supports Emergency Services within Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The team is currently comprised of twenty seven members trained in Individual & Peer Crisis Intervention as well as Group Crisis Intervention. Most team members are also certified in Psychological First Aid. Many team members also hold advanced certifications. The team consists of Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Nursing staff, and Mental Health Professionals.
The team is nationally accredited through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
The Gruen-Gow Memorial CISM Team was formed in April of 2014 by the Wyoming County EMS Consortium after a need was made evident following three line of duty deaths in one year within Wyoming County organizations.
The team was named for the two providers who died in the line of duty within Wyoming County itself due to the amount of impact that was felt by our providers as a whole.
The team was designed to support Wyoming County Emergency Services however early on it was learned that assistance was needed throughout our region and we needed support outside of our county due to the size and close family like relationships causing difficulty in providing team members who were unaffected in many situations.
The team was initially funded by individual Wyoming County organizations sending providers for training. Eastern PA EMS Regional CISM team graciously assisted in all efforts of building a foundation for our multidisciplinary team.
We are always in need of additional peer members and mental health professionals. For additional information on membership or to schedule Pre-Incident Educational opportunities for your organization please email us at GruenGowMemorialCISMTeam@gmail.com.
Call (570) 207-5200 - Extension 1 for confidential one on one or group intervention services.