Members of the Goffstown CERT Team participated in the Goffstown Old Home Days celebration by demonstrating proper use of fire extinguishers. Those who visited the booth were instructed on the proper procedure and operation of a fire extinguisher and were then allowed to use the electronic Bullex simulator training device to test their skills. The device works similar to an interactive computer game whereby the simulated fire will be extinguished if the extinguisher is used and aimed properly.
The mission of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is to educate people about disaster preparedness and train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.
For more information about receiving training from Goffstown CERT, Teen CERT, or the STEP program, please call 497-4858 or visit our website at www.goffstowncert.org or e-mail email@example.com
Photos: 1) Teen CERT member Leandra Nault fights a simulated fire while CERT Director Susan Jutras backs her up and Armando Catano operates the BullEx; 2) Director Jutras teaches some young visitors how to use a fire extinguisher