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1

What policy number is Stress Management Awareness Response Team?

3512 ems operations

2

Who is responsible for Scheduling the quarterly SMARTeam meetings?

The SMARTeam Coordinator

3

Define
Debriefing.

A meeting to mitigate the residual adverse impact of a critical incident.

4

Define
Defusing.

A discussion to reduce acute stress and tension levels following a critical incident.

5

Define
SMARTeam Member

TFD personnel who have attended 16 hours of basic CISM training and remain up-to-date with current CISM standards and practice.

6

Define
SMARTeam Peer

A SMARTeam member who is activated by TFD Fire Communications, a Battalion Chief or another SMARTeam Peer for a specific
critical incident.

7

Who chooses the smart team coordinator?

The SMARTeam Coordinator shall be chosen by the Assistant Chief of EMS from among the SMARTeam membership.

8

All SMARTeam members shall?

a. Participate in continuing education and training
b. Attend at least two quarterly SMARTeam meetings each year

9

SMARTeam members shall decline to participate as SMARTeam Peers
whenever?

a. S/he is a responder in the critical incident; or
b. His/her objectivity is otherwise compromised to a significant degree by the circumstances of the critical incident and/or his/her personal life?

10

Interventions may include any or all of the following

a. One-on-one intervention
b. Defusing
c. Debriefing

11

Attendance at a defusing or debriefing shall be limited strictly to the
following:

a. TFD, CPFR (Central Pierce Fire and Rescue), TPD (Tacoma Police Department) or private ambulance personnel directly involved in
the incident, including Fire Communications and Inspection personnel
b. SMARTeam Peers
c. A mental health professional for a debriefing

12

A defusing shall take place as soon as possible after the conclusion of a
critical incident, but no later than?

the end of the shift.

13

A debriefing shall be held as soon as possible after a critical incident, but
no earlier than?

the next shift.

14

A debriefing shall be led by?

two or more SMARTeam peers with a mental
health professional present.

15

Who is responsible for:
1. Overseeing the SMARTeam program
2. Selecting the SMARTeam Coordinator
3. Approving SMARTeam member selection
4. Maintaining this document

The Assistant Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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