GOFFSTOWN - 8 April 2016: The Goffstown Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) held its Basic Training Graduation for graduates and their guests at the Goffstown Police Department on Tuesday, April 5th. These 7 individuals attended a training program that will prepare them to help themselves, their family, their neighborhoods, or work place in an event of a disaster.
These graduates are now trained to help emergency responders save lives and protect property. The training takes about 20 hours to complete and provides critical skills in emergency preparedness and response. The course covers fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and disaster psychology as well as many other facets of emergency preparedness.
Upon completion of the training, graduates are encouraged to continue their involvement by participating in training activities and volunteering for projects that support their community’s disaster preparedness efforts. This program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.
Guest speakers included Dominick DiNatale, Volunteer NH/Citizen Corps Director, GFD Deputy Chief Mark Hurley, and Goffstown CERT Executive Director Helene Bureau.
For additional information on Goffstown CERT, please visit our website at www.goffstowncert.org or to sign up for the next basic training class contact [email protected]
From left to right:
Front: Susan Jutras, Kevin Donovan, MaryJo Liacos, Christina Lunt, CERT Executive Director Helene Bureau, Mark LaMarche
Back Row: John Stockton, Larisa Djuvelek-Ruggiero, Mike Choquette, Deputy Fire Chief Mark Hurley, VolunteerNH Executive Director Dom DiNatale