CISM/Peer Support

The CISM/Peer Support Committee is comprised of members of the ODEMSA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Peer Support Team. The ODEMSA CISM/Peer Support Team are volunteers who provide the services described here without fee. The team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team is activated by calling the Virginia Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

The Committee’s objective is to provide Critical Incident Stress Management to providers and agencies throughout the ODEMSA Region. The CISM/Peer Support Team functions to mitigate stress experienced by emergency personnel, particularly in acute or critical incident stress unique to emergency services. ODEMSA is committed to maintaining a Regional CISM/Peer Support Team accredited by the Virginia Office of EMS, and to supporting other recognized CISM/Peer Support Teams in the 9,000 square-mile ODEMSA Region.

The ODEMSA CISM / Peer Support Team is available 24/7 and can be activated through the VA EOC by calling (804) 674-2400 or (800) 468-8892. The EOC will contact the ODEMSA CISM Administrative Coordinator who will contact you promptly.

Upcoming CISM/Peer Support Team Meetings

All meetings start at 6 p.m

Meetings are held at: The ODEMSA Office

  • January 08, 2019
  • April 09, 2019
  • July 09, 2019
  • October 08, 2019

Committee Bylaws – CISM/Peer Support

Meeting Minutes








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