Another way to help is to volunteer your time.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) educate individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects. CERTs in the Greater Nashua Public Health Region include: Brookline Emergency Response Team Nashua CERT Pelham MRC/CERT Souhegan CERT
Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) is a federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies. By registering through ESAR-VHP, volunteers' identities, licensees, credentials, accreditations and hospital privileges are all verified in advance, saving valuable time in emergency situations. To register or find out more about ESAR-VHP, go to the NH Responds Website.