What is a Critical Incident

Any event with significant emotional power, strong enough to produce unusual or distressing reaction. A critical incident is so unusual or intense that it overwhelms ones normal coping abilities.

  • Serious line of duty or place of employment injury or death

  • Co-worker suicide

  • Multi-casualty incident

  • Significant events involving (child)ren  within community

  • Witnessing traumatic death or injury

  • Recovery of body after pronged search/missing person

  • High profile suicide

Critical Incidents Include