Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

The Chequamegon Area Critical Incident Stress Management Team provides debriefing services to emergency services agencies throughout the region. The team is made up of emergency services and mental health personnel who have special training related to emergency services stress and critical incident stress debriefing. It is the purpose of the CISD team to keep our emergency services personnel healthy and able to respond by speeding their recovery from traumatic events.


There are several components to Critical Incident Stress Management including pre-incident education, defusing, debriefing, and other associated services. The most commonly requested service is a critical incident stress debriefing or CISD. A debriefing is a confidential meeting of all emergency services personnel who responded to a specific event. It is not a critique but rather a discussion of the incident during which no notes are taken. If you would like more information or would like to request educational or debriefing services from a team, please contact Bayfield County Emergency Management.