ICISF CISM Training for Emergency Service Leaders in Alberta

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ICISF CISM Training for Emergency Service Leaders in Alberta

Leadership-focused CISM training for Emergency Services in Alberta.

By ICISF-Canada

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Mon, Apr 17, 2023 8:30 AM - Thu, Apr 20, 2023 4:30 PM MDT


Municipal District-Smoky River #12 9 Avenue SW Falher, AB T0H 1M0 Canada

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ICISF-Canada is pleased to offer the ICISF Courses: “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” and “Group Crisis Intervention” taught by experienced ICISF Approved Instructors Jeff Sych and Malcolm McNeill as part of the development of the Alberta Critical Incident Peer Network.

The Alberta Critical Incident Peer Network is a peer-driven, peer-led network of ICISF CISM-trained peers. This volunteer network delivers real-time support to individuals, crews, or departments who have been exposed to critical incidents and are exhibiting the signs and symptoms of distress.

Basic Training in ICISF CISM is funded by a SPHIFR grant and hosted by the MD of Smoky River Fire Rescue. This is a four-day course for leadership personnel within emergency services interested in being part of a provincial Peer Support network and is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, incident assessment, strategic planning, individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques, informational group crisis techniques, and interactive group crisis techniques. The focus is on the unique leadership role in supporting the ongoing sustainability of an integrated peer support program within the organization.


Assisting Individuals in Crisis:

  • Psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide Awareness and Response

Group Crisis Intervention:

  • Common Stress Reactions
  • Incident Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Group Crisis Interventions


DATE & TIME: APRIL 17-20, 2023 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM DAILY

VENUE: MD of Smoky River Fire Station - #12 - 9th Avenue SW, Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Application for registration is limited to leadership emergency service personnel in Alberta interested in adding to or developing an integrated CISM Team for their emergency service organization and becoming part of the provincial peer support network ACIPN. Instructors have the right to decline registration to any participant who does not meet the criteria.

*A $100.00 application fee will be charged to cover the cost of lunches for each training day. This fee must be paid in full to “ICISF-Canada” to confirm a seat in the course. A grant covers all other training costs. This fee can be paid by credit card or online by registering on the Eventbrite website. Alternatively, you can send an e-transfer to jeffsych@shaw.ca indicating the name and department of the participant (or the total # of participants and their department if sending multiple personnel) in the memo field.

The deadline to register is April 10, 2023

For any further inquiries, please get in touch with Malcolm McNeill Tel: 780-953-1924 or Email: malcolm.psych@shaw.ca

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