"Our Mission is to educate the community about disaster preparedness and train the public in basic disaster response skills. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, assisting emergency management, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number."
Goffstown CERT is a community-wide volunteer organization
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that educates citizens about the hazards they face in their community and trains them in lifesaving skills. If needed following a disaster, we citizen-responders use our training as part of a neighborhood or workplace team to help others when professional responders are overwhelmed or not immediately available. CERT members provide immediate assistance to victims in our community, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources when they arrive.
CERT training is offered periodically around the area free of charge and is designed to help individuals and families gain a better understanding of disaster preparedness and emergency response. The class is the first step toward becoming a member of a local CERT Team. However, taking the class is open to anyone without any obligation to join a team.
The 20-plus hour course covers fire safety, light search and rescue, first aid, as well as many other facets of emergency preparedness and safety. Instructors for the course are also volunteers and include experts in the various subjects from around the area.
Participants that wish to go on and become team members must take additional free training through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply to the team they wish to join. Team members are trained to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.
In addition to their primary support role, CERT teams also assist with public events and have numerous opportunities for additional training on an ongoing basis.
The CERT program is supported by Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the NH State Citizen Corp Council, the Volunteer NH! group and the Town of Goffstown. The Goffstown CERT organization is under the town's Emergency Management structure headed by the Goffstown Fire Department Chief.
Thank You to All of Our Corporate Donors The International Order of Odd Fellows, Bellwether Credit Union, Hannaford, Stor-U-Self Storage Units, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Pizza Hut, BJ's Wholesale Club, The Bagg Lunch, McDonalds, Blue Moose Cafe, Jacques Flowers, Sullys Superette, Unique Ford, Domino's Pizza, Vicksters Pizza & Subs, Dunkins, Chiggy's Place, Hooksett Walmart, Bob Nadeau's House of Subs, Market Basket, Pizza 911
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