Goffstown Cert Conducts Fire Safety Class
The Goffstown Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted a fire safety training class as part of its Basic Training at the Goffstown Fire Dept Church Street Station on Tuesday, May 10th from 6 to 8pm . Members from both the Goffstown and New Boston CERT Teams participated. Lt Mark Lemay of the Goffstown Fire Department instructed the class.
These CERTmembers are now trained to help emergency responders save lives and protect property. The CERT basic 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.
For additional information on Goffstown CERT, please visit our website at www.goffstowncert.org or to sign up for the next class being held next fall contact Susan Jutras, CERT Director at 497-4858 or email her at email@example.com
(Photo Credit; Richard Nadeau, Goffstown CERT Public Information Officer - Above Right: From left to right: Lt Mark Lemay, Goffstown FD, Matt Lewis, Melissa Therrien, Richard Therrien, Armando Catano, David Roy - Above Left - Matt Lewis (on the extinguisher) and Richard Therrien extinguish the fire while Lt Lemay observes. Melissa Therrien and Armando Catano look on from behind.)