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Friday, February 15, 2013

Recent Multi-Casualty Incident in our Community

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit firefighters were recently involved in providing assistance in the Bus Crash north of the City of Yucaipa, California.  CAL FIRE/Yucaipa firefighters were the first to arrive on scene and immediately began rescue and treatment efforts.  Ultimately, firefighters from several surrounding departments were involved in assisting San Bernardino County Fire which was the incident commander for the event.

Following the event, the firefighters were provided with Critical Incident Stress Defusings.  CAL FIRE Critical Incident Stress Management counselors participated in those defusings.  CAL FIRE CISM counselors were also involved in follow up CISM debriefings that were had a few days later.

CAL FIRE provides a number of programs through the Department's Employee Support Services.  These services provide four separate programs; Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Substance Abuse Assistance Program (SAAP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and Chaplain Utilization.