The purpose of ALPA’s Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP) is to mitigate the psychological impact of an incident or accident and aid in the normal recovery from these events before harmful stress reactions affect job performance, careers, families, and health. The CIRP provides pre-incident education and post-incident/accident crisis intervention services. Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs) who are line pilots and flight engineers are specifically trained and certified to provide support in critical incident stress management. ALPA formally implemented this program in 1994 to improve flight safety by assisting crewmembers, accident investigators, and their families following a critical incident or accident. Initiation of the Critical Incident Response Program was a joint project of the Accident Investigation, Aeromedical, Human Performance, Pilot Assistance, and Safety Committees.