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CISM Team Provides Support In Missing Plane Search

Katmai National Park and Preserve

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The search for the plane with three NPS employees and a pilot aboard that’s been missing since August 21st will enter its twelfth day today, with no sign of it yet found. In support of the search efforts at Katmai, a team of critical incident stress management (CISM) peers has been brought in to assist the incident management team and the park’s staff. A team of seven employees from parks around the country responded to the incident. Chuck Carlson from St. Croix NSR is the current team leader. Other team members have included Heather Stephens from Olympic NP, Elizabeth Maki from Grand Teton NP, Randy Scoggins from Chickasaw NRA and Chris Fraser from Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP. The team has met with family members and numerous NPS and concession employees at both King Salmon and Brooks Camp. The CISM team has been joined by family liaisons Erica Francis from Glacier Bay and Liz Yee from Grand Canyon. Family liaisons assure that there is a connection between the family and the incident. Nationally, CISM has about 75 participants who are trained in peer to peer support. For more information on the search, please visit the park website for updated information. A 3-dimensional map of the park is available at this website.


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