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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: A Case Study

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I agree the first responder has to be offered the ability to overcome their experience with a traumatic event. Providing early intervention is ideal in helping responder deal with the traumatic event, these intervention includes critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and critical incident stress management (CISM), offering first responders alternative to dealing with their stress will led to a reduction in mental breakdowns. The programs that are now available to first responders has to be made mandatory across the board, doing this takes the option out of the hand of the responder and puts it in the hands of the department to enforce mandatory debriefing once exposed to any traumatic event.
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