The Fire Chief serves as the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Goffstown. He is assisted in this duty by the Police Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Town Administrator, and the Select Board Chair. Some of the duties of an Emergency Management Director include
Working closely with the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to coordinate preparedness, response, and recovery activities for disasters that affect the Town.
Reviewing and updating hazard mitigation and emergency operations plans to reflect changing conditions and emerging trends.
Inspect facilities and equipment, such as emergency management centers and communications equipment, to determine their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
Participating in training exercises with other Town departments and with other agencies from throughout the state and region.
Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments
Assist the Greater Manchester Regional Public Health Network to be prepared for public health emergencies, including infectious disease epidemics such as COVID-19 and mass sheltering in times of disaster.
Educating our citizens through social media, print and electronic news sources, live presentations, and other means on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
Apply for federal funding for emergency management-related needs and administer and report on the progress of such grants.
Work with our Community Emergency Response Team of citizens who understand how to prepare for a disaster and how to assist their neighbors and their community in preparation and response.