Kentucky Emergency Services Peer Support
Purpose: To provide CISM services during the acute phase following a critical incident to prevent the destructive effects of emotional trauma, job related stress, and accelerate recovery from critical incidents before stress reactions negatively impact an ESP's performance, career, health, and family.
The Kentucky Emergency Services Peer Support (KESPS) team provides the entire spectrum of services from pre-incident training, acute crisis response, and post incident support to emergency services personnel (ESP) across the Commonwealth. KCCRT recruits, trains, and credentials experienced ESP professionals to become peer members of the statewide KESPS team. Team members receive training in providing multi-component critical incident stress management (CISM) interventions and suicide awareness and assessment.
See the KESPS Program brochure.