Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
Everyone has a skill that we need before, during, and after disaster. While CERT provides some basic disaster preparedness skills, many are interested in volunteering beyond. We are looking for volunteers that are everything from certified doctors/nurses/paramedics to licensed pilots and engineers. Additionally, volunteers with useful skills in everything from Information Technology (IT) systems to traffic control to handling hazardous materials and dealing with animals are also needed. If we can’t find a use for you with our program, we can direct you to a volunteer group that can use your skills.
Volunteers can be of all shapes and sizes, with no limitation on disabilities or age. We can use volunteers that want to provide services from their own home, provide services at a shelter, help out in our Emergency Operations Center, among other opportunities. It’s a great opportunity for those that are retired or college students looking for job experience. If you are not interested in being involved during the disaster, we can use your skills to help the City prepare BEFORE the disaster. If you would are interested in volunteering with Nashua Emergency Management visit www.nashuanh.gov/CERT
- Disaster Response
- Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Search & Rescue
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- Background Check
- Orientation or Training