Flashcards in Involvement in a Traumatic Critical Incident Deck (9)
The determination of whether or not the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) / Peer Support Volunteer (PSV) is immediately contacted will be dependent on the assessment by whom?
the officer in charge in consultation with the Toronto Police Operations Centre (TPOC).
Supervisors, officers in charge and unit commanders MUST ensure what is completed for all members involved in an event?
What factors impact an assessment?
nature of the event
member’s Service experience
member’s life experience
member’s involvement in previous traumatic critical incidents
Upon becoming aware that another member has been involved in a traumatic critical incident or is showing
signs and symptoms of critical incident stress shall:
immediately notify a supervisor
refrain from making any diagnosis
What is the wording for the TPS765 for these situations?
The wording for the TPS 765 under the section “Nature and Area of Injury(ies)” shall be: “Traumatic Critical Incident”.
The OIC upon becoming aware of a traumatic critical incident taking place AND when it is determined in consultation with the TPOC that the CIRT/PSV is
required to attend, who shall the OIC then notify?
The OIC, when a member is involved in a traumatic critical incident and the CIRT/PSV is NOT immediately consulted shall ensure the member is
advised that immediate support from the Service’s EFAP provider is available
provided a copy of the Critical Incident Stress Handout
made aware of all the services available to them
Officer in Charge – Toronto Police Operations Centre: Upon becoming aware of a traumatic critical incident taking place shall respond to the unit’s request in consultation with the unit commander or the officer in charge of the involved unit. If assessment of the incident has determined that the CIRT must be activated, the TPOC shall:
the on–call CIRT/PSV using the on-call roster at the TPOC
the EFAP Liaison/CIRT Coordinator, during business hours
the Duty Senior Officer – TPOC
an on–call member of the Senior Officers Organization and/or Toronto Police Association,
whichever is appropriate