“Helping People in Crisis,” the first of two Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) trainings is scheduled for November 5-6 at the Riverview Event Center in Morgan County.
The new team of chaplains in the Raymer / Stoneham Fire Protection District are organizing the two days of training for the ICISF course. The second basic training, “Group crisis intervention”, is scheduled for early 2022.
CISM trainings are given to help those who have been affected emotionally or physically, especially first responders, by involvement or exposure to a traumatic event, according to the CISM training release.
Through the training, participants will learn to better understand the behavior and symptoms of their peers that can arise after a traumatic event. The press release describes CISM as an “acute emergency mental health specialist intervention that requires specialist training.”
The purpose of “Helping People in Crisis” is to teach participants the fundamentals and protocol for crisis intervention, the statement said.
To further deepen one’s knowledge of individual crisis intervention, the course is designed to cover a wide variety of techniques in areas such as –– military, education, health, business and industry, emergency services, homeland security disaster response, traumatic stress, spiritual care and mental health.
The instructor, Ron Biegler, has 26 years of experience as a firefighter, is the chief chaplain of the Denver Fire Department and is a certified instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Those who complete the two-day course will receive a certificate.
The two-day training costs $ 295 per person. Snacks and drinks will be included, but not lunch. Registration for classes starts at 7:30 a.m., classes start at 8:00 a.m. and last until 5:30 p.m. on both days.
The Riverview Event Center is located at 19201 Route 24 in Brush. Brush’s Best Western Plus is giving away 20% off stay to those who mention the Riverview Event Center training when booking.
The “Assistance to people in crisis” program is limited to 40 participants. The Resilience Resource (TRR) has provided a limited number of scholarships to those who are not affiliated with a fire department or agency.
New Raymer / Stoneham Fire Department member Mandi Lindsey said in an email that department staff hope fire departments and agencies use this training at locations in “Weld County and points northeast, primarily north of Highway 34 and east, to the state line.
To register for courses online, visit the TRR website. The registration deadline is October 28.
If anyone has any questions, call Janie @ 970.556.1513 or email Michelle at email@example.com.