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Souhegan CERT

Town of Amherst
Date last updated: Jul 23, 2014

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: April 2010

Geographic Area: AMHERST (Local) (03031)
LYNDEBOROUGH (Local) (03082)
MILFORD (Local) (03055)
MONT VERNON (Local) (03057)

Point of Contact:
Gene Kuczewski
100 Christian Hill Road
Amherst, NH 03031

(603) 554-1181


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 1 time a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 2

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 24

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

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:

  • Additional CBRNE awareness

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue


A total of 8 CERTs have participated in 1 exercise.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:1

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

  • Pandemic

  • Winter storm

  • Other - HEP C testing

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Medical intervention (triage or treatment)

  • 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:

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

  • Support for public safety at community events

Additional CERT Program Information