CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS INFORMATION

FOR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

 

Your loved one has been involved in an emotionally-charged event often referred to as a critical incident.  He or she may be experiencing normal stress responses to such and event. (critical incident stress)  Critical incident stress affects up to 87% of all emergency personnel exposed to a critical incident.  Nobody in an emergency situation is immune to critical incident stress regardless of past experiences or years of service.  Your loved one may experience critical incident stress at any time during his or her career. 

 

Important things to remember about critical incident stress: