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ICISF's Dale Gardner presented with Pioneer Spirit Award

ICISF Vice President Ken Bohn, on behalf of Executive Director Donald Howell and the ICISF Board of Directors, presented ICISF's Pioneer Spirit Award to Battalion Chief Dale Gardner on the occasion of his retirement from Howard County (MD) Department of Fire & Rescue Services, June 29, 2012. In addition to taking the lead in introducing CISM to HCDFRS, as well as supporting the growth of the Department's Chaplain program from a single volunteer to a corps of six members, Dale provided Information Technology, logistical and audio-visual support to ICISF almost from the Foundation's inception. A familiar face at regional conferences and at every World Congress, Dale's response to any request for assistance, purchasing or development has always been "We can do that!" He continually amazed his colleagues by never saying "no" to any request for help. If he didn't know how to solve a technical problem, he researched and read until he did know how, and he never gave up on solving any challenge. ICISF is indebted to Dale for many years of creative and tireless service, and wishes him the best as he kicks off his retirement with a road trip along the Eastern Seaboard.

Articles of the Week: 7/02/12

Mayo Clinic Health System (Mankato - June 2012)

Critical Incident Stress Management



Running head: CRITICAL INCIDENT (4/8/07)

….care nurses of Gardner Hospital, Gardner Hospital administration, Gardner Hospital as .... Hospital does not need a critical incident stress management program.




Articles of the Week: 6/25/2012

Police blues - SAPS depression rates a worry (6/22/12 - South Africa)

“There are currently between 3,000 and 4,000 SAPS members that are receiving debriefing consultations via the Employee Health and Wellness Services within SAPS,” he said.

He said he had requested the newly appointed national police commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, to boost the counselling programme.

“We further urge the management of police to ensure that there are regular debriefing sessions for all members of SAPS. The advantages of such sessions will ensure that members with underlying psychological problems are identified sooner. They will be referred to a psychiatrist much quicker.”


“An Exploration and Analysis on the Timelines of Critical Incident Stress Management Interventions in Healthcare”

(2012 - British Columbia, Canada)



LifeNet Volume 23 Issue 2 Now Available

LifeNetLogoThe second issue of the 2012 series of LifeNet, the ICISF newsletter, is now available to members here on the ICISF website.
LifeNet is an exclusive benefit to members of ICISF. To access this latest issue, you will need the login provided to members by ICISF in the recent LifeNet publication announcement email. Once logged in, members will see the LifeNet button appear on the menu to the right.

If you are a member and need assistance accessing LifeNet, or would like a printed copy mailed to you, please contact Michelle Parks at mparks@icisf.org or by phone at (410) 750-9600.

Articles of the Week: 6/18/2012

Office of Work-Life Programs - Critical Incident Stress Management (4/30/12)



Critical Incident Stress Management | Cops Alive | Police Stress and ... (1/12/12)

If we carry stress especially after a critical incident the stress can ... PROFESSIONALCOUNSELING – delivering mental health care to .... admin. January 15th, 2012 at 11:57 am. Hi Danny,. Thanks for the great resources!