The Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Program trains volunteers to provide crisis support to reduce the harmful effects of critical incident stress for; law enforcement officers; firefighters; emergency medical services, corrections, hospitals, and emergency management personnel; and dispatchers.
The core functions of the Nebraska Statewide Critical Incident Stress Management Program are:
- Recruitment and retention of volunteers (training, continuing education);
- Intervention services (defusings, debriefings, referral);
- Prevention (education, consult agencies).
An Interagency Management Committee provides overall organization leadership for the statewide CISM Program. The lead agency is the Nebraska EMS / Trauma Program. This committee is responsible for the overall planning, program development, and coordination of program and related activities. The CISM Interagency Management Team is made up six members:
The CISM program is authorized by the: