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Group & Individual Crisis Intervention - (GRIN)
Emergency Services - Peer Support Training

July 14, 15, 16, 2021 (0830-1700hrs)

Ellensburg, WA

Class Location: Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue,  400 E. Mtn View Ave Ellensburg, WA

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Peer Support is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute crisis intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curricul9-21um, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course will be tailored to the needs of Emergency Services & Public Safety Dispatch peer support. It is the foundational training for those seeking to serve their agency as a Peer Supporter. Complete course description can be found in our Course Catalog Page.

NOTE: This class has a registration limit of 24 people. 


Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy
June 17-18, 2021 (8:30-5:00)
Yakima, WA


@ East Valley Fire -  2003 Beaudry RD Yakima, WA 98901

This course, created by the Federation of Fire Chaplains, provides an opportunity for everyone – experienced chaplains, new chaplains, and prospective chaplains alike – to learn valuable lessons about Fire Chaplaincy. The class consists of 16 hours of instruction, over the course of two days, covering the following areas:

  • History of Chaplaincy
  • Personhood of the Chaplain
  • Ministry to Crisis Victims
  • Ministry to Fire Personnel
  • Intro to Critical Incident Stress
  • Intro to Incident Command
  • Fire Chaplain Safety
  • Firefighter Injury or Death
  • Fire Department Funerals
  • Confidentiality & Professionalism
Students will receive a completion certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains and will have the option to join the organization.