By Bill Goodwin —
In the December issue of the Advocate (p. 8), Amanda Gaspard, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Regional SNS Coordinator for the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network (GMPHN), provided information about a system designated as Nixle, which allows direct communication between GMPHN and people who sign up to receive alerts via text message and/or e-mail.
At a recent Community Advisory Council meeting, Amanda Gaspard and Eileen Fernandes, Cheshire Public Health Network Coordinator, provided information regarding what has been accomplished in the Monadnock Region to prepare towns for emergencies — such as the H1N1 flu crisis a few years ago. Literature is available that shows what the typical emergency kits should consist of for your home, for your car, or for a grab bag to take with you if you need to evacuate the area because of an emergency.
Some websites and social networks that you may want to be aware of are:
During the coming months, Karen (K) Horgan, Dublin Health Officer, will provide more insightful information regarding emergency procedures that are set up in Dublin and how we, as citizens of Dublin, can be more interactive.
Bill Goodwin is 2011-2012 Chairman of the Community Advisory Council at Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene.