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    Default I am looking for an SOG for CISD

    I am looking for an SOG for Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. I need this for a class i am teaching and sadly neither of my POC FDs have a formal SOG for this. We just do it when we need it.

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    SOG for when to activate it, or an SOG for what to do when it is asked for?

    My agency works the same way, called for when the company officer or a chief decides it is needed. We do have some vague protocols in place once it is requested though.

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    We don't have an SOG for it on either of my departments either - it's simply summoned when needed.

    We have a regional CISD team that administers the program - they do an outstanding job, I've been involved in two debriefings with them.
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    Our SOG just has a paragraph about how to get one or to get one-on-one help. Here it is...

    Post Incident Stress Debriefing
    Sometimes employees deal with traumatic and stressful situations that could affect an individual in many ways both mentally and physically. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this free and confidential service provided for all personnel whenever they feel necessary for the physical and psychological wellbeing of all personnel involved.
    Any employee can contact the Fire Chief or any other fire officer to request a debriefing or utilize any form of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for any call they feel necessary at any time without cost or prejudice.
    Any ongoing assistance is a free and confidential service provided for all employees.
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    I'll try and remember to post ours when I'm back in. We determined that it was best to have a policy vs. choosing when "it's needed" as we found the "choice" had an attached stigma. People were watching each other and it felt as if some were being watched more closely due to the perception of their sensitivity, etc. etc. Basically serious calls involving children, friends and family of members or calls where extraordinary efforts were taken and failed. It can be requested as needed if the call doesn't fit the SOG. Due to some personnel seeing benefit, we decided to make it more mainstream to erase any macho BS that might prevent someone who needed help from finding it.

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    We don't have an SOP/SOG for CISD, but like BA187, we have a regional team that will come when called. Calls are placed through dispatch, which has the appropriate contact information available.

    It's not hard to figure out when they should be called for major incidents. It can get a little gray below that level. OTOH, I don't know that anyone has ever thought of attending a debrief as having a stigma attached. Any of my people who have attended such a debrief have come away the better for it.
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