Critical Incident – Stress


Critical Incident – Stress :

  • Critical incident stress (CIS) has been known by many names, such as traumatic stress, combat fatigue and rapid-onset burnout.
  • Critical incident stress can result from any situation that causes emergency personnel to experience strong emotions that could interfere with their ability to function.
  • A critical incident can affect people who are directly, or indirectly involved.
  • Robert Flint defined CIS as any situation “where one feels overwhelmed by forces beyond his or her control.”
  • Roger Solomon defined CIS as any situation “where one feels overwhelmed by a sense of vulnerability and/or lack of control over the situation.”


Communications is one of the most stressful jobs you can have. Each one of you will experience critical incident stress during your career. This class will provide you with the techniques to manage critical incident stress and educate you about the effects of critical incident stress. It is critical for your long-term health and well-being.

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