Join the Team

The Northern Illinois CISM Team is currently recruiting emergency services personnel in the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Law Enforcement
  • Dispatch
  • Emergency Room Staff
  • Firefighters/Paramedics

Candidates must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the team.  Team members are expected to attend general Team meetings or Executive Board meetings (minimum 2 per year), attend training, conduct Defusings, Debriefings and one-to-one peer support to emergency services personnel within our service area and mutual-aid in other regions.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please download and complete our application (please see "Download Application" button below).

Do you have specific questions about the application process?  If so, please contact our team Membership Coordinator, Timmy Hanks.

Membership Requirements

  • Completion of application and interview
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completion of the two-day Group Crisis Intervention CISM training (please see the Upcoming Events section of our home page or visit the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation website for a listing of training sessions throughout the country).