About Us Executive Board
The Northern Illinois CISM team is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization made up of trained volunteers from the emergency service and mental health professions. Peers from law enforcement, fire service, dispatch, emergency medical services, chaplains, and hospital emergency room staff are all represented on the team. The unique collaboration between skilled peers and mental health professionals is the foundation of the organization and produces a high level of integrity and acceptance within the emergency service community.
There are no fees for our crisis services
We are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can be reached through our toll free number: 1-800-225-CISD (2473)
Common situations we are contacted for include:
- Line of Duty Death
- Serious Line of Duty Injury
- Emergency Worker Suicide
- Multi-Casualty Incident
- Significant Events involving Children
- Events with excessive media interest
- Victims that are known to the rescuer
- Failed Rescue after extensive effort
- Officer Involved Shootings
- Hostage Situations/Fatal Outcome
There are many other circumstances where it may be beneficial for the Northern Illinois CISM team to be contacted. Please do not hesitate to call us for any concerns or questions that you may have.