Critical Incident Stress Management – first aid for first aiders.  

As outlined in the previous edition of ICE and on our Calgary Zone Website, we are holding a joint CISM refresher course and a full course in January!  We are very excited about this.  The date is revised and confirmed to be the weekend of January 16/17, 2016 at the Whitehorn Multipurpose Centre.

As most of you are aware, the CSP have their own trained CISM team.  We provide a very valuable service for our fellow patrollers who may be experiencing critical incident stress as a result of an accident at one of our hills or trails.  The CSP Calgary Zone holds their own courses to train interested patrollers in becoming part of our CISM team as well as to refresh skills for those who have already taken the course in years past.

There is no cost to attend this course!  If you are interested in joining our CSP CISM team, please sign up!  If you have taken the course previously, also please sign up as it is so important to refresh and practice!   If you just want to learn more about CISM, I also encourage you to attend.  It helps you to see and understand the signs and symptoms of CISM in yourself and your fellow patrollers, and what the important next steps are….an important learning for every patroller. Maggi Mcleod will be coming to Calgary to host the course.   We are thrilled she is able to do this!

Advanced registration is required by December 15, 2015.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email Sandra Williams (Calgary Zone CISM Coordinator) at [email protected].  I look forward to seeing you there!

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About Caliry

Kelly Campbell is a member of The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), a non-profit organization that offers training in first aid and accident scene management. As a CSP patroller in the Calgary Zone, Kelly provides first aid and rescue services, while promoting safety and injury prevention at ski areas and special events. She is committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all skiers and snowboarders.
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