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Goffstown CERT

Goffstown Police Department
Date last updated: Nov 21, 2014

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: September 2002

Geographic Area: GOFFSTOWN (Local) (03045)

Point of Contact:
Helene Bureau
Director
Goffstown CERT
326 Mast RD
Goffstown, NH 03045

(603) 497-4858
goffstowncert@hotmail.com

CERT Web Site: http://www.goffstowncert.org
Social Media Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/248126251888986/

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 15

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 180

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Teens / Youth

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • CERT Animal Response I

  • CERT Animal Response II

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Animals in emergencies (training other than CERT Animal Response modules)

  • Additional CBRNE awareness

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Decontamination techniques

  • Basic first aid

  • Additional Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Additional National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue

Exercises

A total of 70 CERTs have participated in 3 exercises.

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:14

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Flood

  • Excessive heat

  • Winter storm

  • Other - Major traffic issues

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Residential / Neighborhood checks

  • General evacuation

  • General evacuation

  • Traffic management / Crowd management

  • Staffing Emergency Operating Center

  • Staffing shelters

  • Community relations / Distribution of emergency information to public

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conducting or supporting threat/hazard assessments

  • Mitigation activities (including home safety/prevention assistance, such as winterizing homes, installing smoke detectors, etc.)

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Fire safety

  • Public health

  • Crime prevention

  • Terrorism awareness

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