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Police Officers' Association of Nebraska

Nebraska Statewide Critical Incident Stress Management

Twentieth Annual Conference

August 28 & 29, 2009




Please check the appropriate line(s):

_____ PRE-REGISTRATION ) (Now - August 14) - $75

_____ PRE-REGISTRATION for one day attendance (Now - August 14) - $40 ___ Friday ___ Saturday (please check one)

_____ LATE REGISTRATION (After August 14) - $85

_____ LATE REGISTRATION for one day attendance (After August 14) - $50 ___ Friday ___ Saturday (please check one)


Registration fee includes: educational materials, lunches, breaks and networking reception.

_____ Extra Lunch Ticket(s) for non-registered person(s). (Please include $10 for each ticket requested.)

$__________ TOTAL ENCLOSED


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Mailing Address _________________________ City ______________________ State _______ Zip ______________


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Please make checks payable to the State Troopers Association of Nebraska (STAN ).


Please mail this completed form and your payment (sorry no credit cards) to:

CISM Conference

%Julie Smithson

1706 24th Street

Central City , NE 68826


Rehearse, React, Recover...The Parkersburg Tornado Story


On May 25, 2008 a violent EF5 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 205 mph swept through Parkersburg , IA leaving a path of destruction 43 miles wide, killing 7 people and injuring 67. This was the second deadliest tornado in Iowa since official record keeping began.


In this presentation, we will see the disaster and the stress it caused through the eyes of three responders: Chris Luhring, Police Chief; Todd Wildeboer, Ambulance Crew Chief; Tammy Fleshner, EMT-I; Jane Morgan, CISM-Iowa; will give us some insight into the role played by CISM in this event and the challenges they faced.



Nebraska CISM Refresher Training - Jack Wineman, Lead Trainer
(Assisting Trainers are: Jan Fitts, Jon Kayne, and Theresa Wadkins)

After learning the CISM techniques, it is important to get the experience in using and maintaining the skills necessary to do quality interventions.


This program has been designed to provide participants with direct application and practice of skills of crisis intervention techniques. The program emphasizes a broadening of the knowledge base concerning critical incident stress management interventions as well as the practice of each application. Participants will learn some training techniques and activities that they might use to assist their teams in additional skill building.




The Fireman's Wife - Susan Farren

Susan Farren was born and raised in California . She is a former Oakland paramedic, paramedic instructor, and stand-up comedienne.


In 1995, Susan transitioned out of pre-hospital care and comedy to pursue a career as a full-time wife and mother. She completed her first book The Fireman's Wife (Hyperion 2006) after her husband, Dan's, near fatal accident fighting a fire, and is a regularly sought after inspirational speaker. Susan's desire is to support and encourage families of public safety workers who live with the unpredictability of their loved ones career choice and inspire them to walk in faith.





Conference participants must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at Ramada Inn until July 27 . Please mention the CISM Conference when making reservations at this hotel. The Ramada Inn room rate for the conference is: $65.00/night which includes a hot breakfast. The phone number to the Ramada Inn is
308-237-3141 or 800-652-1909.




- CISM Conference Committee has applied for 13.5 contact hours for continuing education for Nebraska licensed mental health practitioners and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel.



- If you have any questions regarding the conference, call or e-mail Debbie Kuhn or Julie Smithson.

- 800-442-3460 x21 (Debbie)

- 888-466-0669 - (Julie)


The conference is brought to you by the Nebraska CISM Interagency Management Committee:

Nebraska Health and Human Services System - Emergency Medical Services Program and the Division of Behavioral Health Services,

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Fire Marshal's Office and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency


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