Goffstown CERT Activities from 1-10 to 12-10
1/6/10: Special session Board meeting held at the PD to 6pm to discuss the
re-construction of our CERT Team.
1/9/10: Al Raymond and Jenn Fox conducted equipment check held for new
members at the PD from 9 to 11:30am.
1/11/10: CERT Director has been hired to perform contract work by the NH
Dept. of Education to help promote Emergency Preparedness and
1/12/10: A free H1N1 clinic was opened up at MVMS in Goffstown sponsored
by the city of Manchester Health Department from 4 to 7pm. 15 members
assisted in a variety of tasks.
1/13/10: Jenn Fox our assistant Operations Officer conducted second equipment
check for the new members at the PD from 3 to 4pm.
1/18/10: Quarterly All members Meeting held at Goffstown Park and Rec at 6pm
36 members attended. A survey was presented concerning the
re-construction of our CERT Team because of our growth.
2/3/10: Recognition Banquet Committee meeting at the Library at 6pm.
2/6/10: Psychological First Aid training offered in Derry one members attended.
2/15/10: Blood Borne Pathogens training given by CERT member Pat Stagno at
Park and Rec Building at 6pm 17 members attended.
2/16/10: CERT Board Meeting held at the Goffstown PD at 6pm. Reconstruction
of our CERT program discussed among other items.
2/17/10: Medical Mental Registration event held at Goffstown PD 16 CERT
members assisted with various duties. This event took place from 5 to 8pm.
2/18/10: CERT Recognition Dinner committee meeting held at Susan's home
6:30 to 8:00.
2/20/10: ICS 100 classroom Training given by Capt. Bob Pragoff form 8 to 4pm
located at Goffstown PD. 4 Goffstown CERT members as well as 3 other
CERT members form area CERT programs attended this training.
2/24/10: CERT Board meeting held at PD main concern re-construction of our
CERT program at 6:30 to 8:30.
2/25/10: CERT activated to do door to door in Danis Park due to extreme flooding
11members participated from 11:00 to 2:00 am the following day. CERT
members were also sent to MVMS to open a shelter. Never fully opened
due to the generator failing to operate. This activation lasted from 2am to
2/27/10: CERT Director contacted by both PD and Selectman Scott Gross with
a request from Medvil COOP to use CERT's cots for a shelter at their
facility. Request was granted and they used 6 to 12 cots for residents with
no power due to Thursday's storm.
3/5/10: De-Briefing meeting held at the PD at 6pm 11 members attended
3/6/10: IS700 class given by the director was held at the PD from 8:30 to 12:30
4 attended and all completed the class successfully.
3/8/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
3/10/10: CERT assisted with the Mountain View Middle School Winter
Carnival 7 members help with various assignments
3/13/10: CPR and Basic First Aid training held at Maple Ave School 11
members attended this training given by our own Pat Stagno
3/15 and 3/22/10: CPR and First Air recertification held at the Park and Rec
and at MVS 12 members participated and our own Pat Stagno was the
3/21/10: Cert assisted with parking for benefit concert put on by the 200th
Goffstown Anniversary committee with Judy Pancost. 7 members assisted.
3/28/10: CERT held its 4th Annual CERT Recognition Banquet at Odd fellows
Hall from 6:30 to 9:00 over 52 attended this event including CERT
members along with representatives from our town government. The entire
cost for the event, food and all supplies were provided by members or
through donations from area businesses.
3/29/10: CERT was activated once more by the Goffstown Emergency manager
to conduct door to door notification in the Danis park area as well as the
Water St areas in Goffstown due to flooding. HAM radios were used and
were extremely helpful in communications.The Governor was approached
while conducting a tour of the devastation by several residents stating how
helpful and organized Goffstown CERT was. Needless to say he was
impressed. 17 members helped and the Door to Door was completed in
less than one hour.
4/1/10: A debriefing meeting concerning the door to door conducted on the 29
was held at the PD and 13 members attended.
4/3/10: CERT held its 11th CERT Basic training class at GHS also on the
following dates: April 10th and 24th.
4/8/10: CERT held a PERSONAL SAFETY presentation with MMRC. The
following three CERT members were that evenings presenters Dot
Cazamichaud, Helene Bureau and Susan Jutras
4/12/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
4/15/10: Team leader’s informational meeting held at the PD at 6p
4/19/10: Quarterly All members Meeting held at Goffstown Park and Rec at 6pm
35 members attended. Guest were Doug Doster from the Odd Fellows
and Ron O'Keefe from LGC trained on "Equipment Safety Check". New
Team leaders introduced: Team#17 Jenn Fox, Lori Davis Team # 18 Phil
Mansour, John porter and Team# 19 Robin Maloney, Lesley Danis.
4/24/10: 11th CERT Basic Training last class held at GHS with Capt. Jason
Smedick from Milford Fire.
4/26/10: 4 CERT members attended the Goffstown Odd Fellows meeting. Those
attending were Joyce Matte, Sandy Rowe, Ron Michaud and Susan
5/1/10: Line search training 16 attended (13 searchers, 3volunteers). Fish and
Game scored Goffstown CERT with a 90% recovery based on certain
skills observed (calling for Leroy, our loop, areas covered, etc.). Fish and
Game would like to conduct advanced training on Mt. Uncanoonuc.
5/2/10: CRP, AED and Basic First Aid training held in Amherst. 3 members
attended, Karen Manchester, Tricia Smith from New Boston and Susan
5/10/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.This was the first time the
Team Leaders from each attended team and will for now on, on a rotating
5/14/10: Regina Pauer attended the DBHRT Annual Training Conference.
5/17/10: CERT held its 11th CERT Basic Training Graduation at the Goffstown
PD at 7pm. 41 attended with representative from Goffstown PD and New
Boston CERT. Out of the 12 graduates Goffstown CERT gained 11 new
members and that bring us up to 72 members strong. New Boston CERT
had 1 graduate Goffstown new members are David Andrew, Alfred Baines
Christine Bartlett, Maryanne Bartlett, Armando Catano, Lori Ford, Karen
Manchester, Kimberly March, Cheryl Renaud, Paul Renaud and Danielle
5/24/10: Team #17 get-together 11 members met.
5/25/10: Sue Caprio attended an Emergency Preparedness Fair at CMC from 12:30
5/29/10: Adopt-A-Spot team # 17 5 members assisted with this community service
project from 9 to 11pm
6/5/10: Chainsaw Training in New Boston 5 Goffstown CERT members attended.
6/5/10: Goffstown CERT manned a booth at Goffstown's Old Home Days form 9
to 4. 10 members helped out.
6/9/10: CERT Coordinators meeting held at Volunteer NH in Concord Al and Sue
attended along with coordinators from across the state.
6/10/10: Al attended a meeting for the Mitigation Outreach Program
6/12 and 13/10: 6 CERT members attended a HAM Radio class and all received
their technician’s licenses and are HAM radio operators Richard Nadeau,
Gary Chapdelaine, Karen Pratt, Beth Larrabee, Butch Brodeau, Howie
6/14/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
6/17/10: 6th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference held at the Radisson in
Manchester form 8 to 4pm 16 Goffstown CERT members attended.
6/19/10: Adopt-A-Spot Program Team # 18 6 members assisted with this
community service project from 9-10am
6/26/10: Goffstown CERT assisted with the 31st Goffstown Gallup 16 CERT
members assisted with HAM radios and manned water stations and a first
6/29/10: Al attended the Southern NH Planning Commission for the Mitigation
7/7/10: Tornado training sponsored by New Boston CERT and presented by
New Boston Deputy Director Karen Thomson 7 to 8pm 8 members
7/12/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
7/15/10: Quarterly All members Meeting held at Odd fellows Hall at 6pm
35 members attended. Mike Walton was introduced as the CERT liaison
with Goffstown Public Works.
7/19/10: CERT HAM operators training held at the Park and Rec with Al Shuman
6pm to 8pm. 12 members attended
7/24/10: Al Raymond issued CERT Equipment at the PD from 9 to 11am.
7/25/10: Seven Goffstown CERT members attended week long training in New
Mexico sponsored by FEMA" Incidents Response to Terrorist Bombings"
8/4/10: Hurricane Awareness Training sponsored by New Boston CERT and given
Greg Champlain with Homeland Security from 6 to 8pm. 12 members
8/9/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm. Mike Walton the liaison
from Goffstown Public Works attended for the first time.
8/11/10: CERT Coordinators meeting held at VNH in Concord from 9:30 to 12:00.
Al and Susan attended.
8/16/10: Down Line Training given by Pat Stagno at the Park and Rec from 6 to
8pm. 25 members attended.
8/19/10: Traffic safety Training given by LGC at the Odd Fellows Hall from 6 to
9pm. 19 Goffstown and 2 New Boston CERT members attended.
8/22/10: Goffstown CERT held its annual BBQ at Barnard Park in Goffstown
from 1 to 4pm. About 20 attended.
9/4 and 9/6/10: Goffstown CERT conducted a community training at Big Lots in
Goffstown on how to assemble an "Emergency Go Kit"
9/10/10: Cert Director meet with MVMS assistant principle concerning
implementing the STEP(Student Tools Emergency Planning) program
into the school for 5th graders
9/11/10: CERT manned an information booth at the Goffstown PD Open
House from 12 to 3pm.
9/13/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
9/16/10: A CERT representative attended the open meeting for the 250th
Goffstown celebration for 2011 committee meeting at Town Hall.
CERT was approached to see if we could assist with this celebration.
9/18/10: ARC Shelter Ops and Simulation Training held at Maple Ave School
from 8:30 to 3pm given by John Moore. 12 members attended.
9/23/10: 10 CERT members along with CERT members from Derry, Londonderry,
Nashua as well as New Boston attended Propane Awareness training
given by Energy North Propane in Derry from 6:30 to 9:00pm.
9/24/10: 5 Goffstown CERT Members attended the DBHRT training at the State
Public Health Department in Concord from 8:30 to 4:00.
9/27/10: Team #18 get-together 10 members.
9/30/10: 6 CERT members attended a Train the Trainer for the STEP program at
the Manchester Central Fire Station from 10am to 1pm or 2 pm to 5pm.
Helene, Bureau, Pat Stagno, Lesley Danis, Al Baines and
9/30/10: Sky-warn Training held at the Odd fellows Hall from 6 to 9:30pm. ??
10/2 and 10/ 9/10: New Boston held a CERT Basic training at Odd Fellows hall for
13 new prospective CERT members for both New Boston as well as
Goffstown from 8am to 4pm.
10/7/10: A representative from CET attended the Goffstown 250 celebration
committee meeting at the Town Hall from 6 to 8pm.
10/11/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
10/14/10: Quarterly All members Meeting held at Odd fellows Hall at 6pm
43 members and guests from Weare and Derry CERT's attended.
10/16/10: CERT manned an informational booth at the Goffstown 2010 Pumpkin
Regatta from 8am to 5pm. 35 members assisted with this outreach event.
We met many candidates running for state offices such as Joe Lavaseaur,
Kelley Ayotte and Frank Guinta.
10/18 to 10/ 22.10: CERT Director attended CERT Program Managers Course
and Train-the-Trainer in Emmitsburge MD at the National Fire
Academy/Emergency Management Institute.
10/28/10: CERT director attended the 250th Goffstown celebration for 2011
committee meeting. CERT will assist with the parade planed for
Saturday Oct.15, 2011 following the Pumpkin Regatta.
10/31/10: CERT assisted Goffstown PD with patrolling several neighborhoods
in Goffstown and Pinardville areas to help keep children safe during
Trick-or Treating. 26 members assisted with this event. Very good
reception from townspeople. No incidents reported that evening.
11/3/10: Sue Caprio, Doris, Beaulieu, Maryann Christie, Al Baines and Susan
Jutras gave a presentation to the SHINE program meeting at St. Mathews
Parish Hall on emergency preparedness for 15 senior citizens from 10:30
11/4/10: New Boston/Goffstown CERT Basic training graduation held at New
Boston Whipple Free Library at 7pm. 15 Cert members attended.
Out of the 12 graduates Goffstown CERT gained 5 new
members and that bring us up to 75 members strong. The new members
are Karen Charte, Fran Lusardi, James Stone, Shirley Stone and Kathryn
11/5/10: CERT was requested by Manchester Health to participate in the statewide
"Cities Readiness Initiative" exercises. This was a low-key drill to see
the time frame of the state wide call out process.
11/6/10: CERT Annual Training Drill was conducted 34 members attended,
3 CERT members from neighboring CERT Teams and 10 sponsors
volunteers from ARC, CAP, GFD and LGC.
11/8/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
11/9/10: CERT helped out with traffic control, parking and tour guides for the
Goffstown PD Autism/Mental Health registration from 5:30 to 7:30.
6 CERT members showed up at first and 5 more were called in last
last minute for this event was really well received and more guides
11/12/10: CERT Director was invited to attend the Goffstown Area Youth
Summit luncheon located at GHS from 11:30 to 1:00. To discuss what
CERT envisioned for the youth of Goffstown is. CERT suggested to
get a Teen CERT at GHS.
11/14/10: Adopt-A-Spot Program Team # 17 5 members assisted with this
community service project from 9-11am
11/20/10: Adopt-A-Spot Program Team # 19 8 members assisted with this
community service project from 10 to 11:30am
12/10/10: CERT Director attended the GHS Youth Forum to discuss the
option of implementing a Teen CERT at the High School. It
would be the only one in the State. It was extremely well
received and additional meeting are pending.
12/13/10: Monthly Board Meeting held at the PD at 6pm.
12/13,14,15,16,and 17/10: 16 CERT members assisted the Odd Fellows
with their annual Children's Christmas program by wrapping
and sorting gifts for 157 area children. What an AWESOME way to
close out 2010 for our CERT program!!!!!
94 activities for the year 2010