WHO ARE DEERFIELD'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTORS?
Deerfield has two Co-Emergency Management Directors - Kevin Barry and Denise Greig. They work with the Emergency Management Team including the Fire Chief Mark Tibbetts, Police Chief Gray Duquette, Highway Agent Mark Young, Rescue Squad Captain Cindy McHugh, Building Inspector/Health Officer Rick Pelletier, Librarian Evelyn DeCota, DCS Principal Paul Yergeau and Town Administrator.
WHAT ARE THEIR DUTIES?
They work closely with the Board of Selectmen, Town Department Heads, the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate preparedness, response, and recovery activities for disasters that affect the Deerfield. They also seek funding opportunities to support the Town in these efforts and review and update hazard mitigation and emergency operations plans. Other activities include training, exercises, shelter preparations, and participation in the Greater Manchester Public Health Network.
HOW DO I CONTACT THEM?
Kevin Barry is at 463-8811 ext 308 and Denise Greig is at 463-8811 ext 310.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES?
MAKE A KIT, MAKE A PLAN, STAY INFORMED & HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR!
DURING A DISASTER, HOW DO I KNOW IF OUR SHELTER IS OPEN?
When the Town Emergency Management Team makes the decision to open the shelter, it will announce the opening on TV Channel 9 WMUR, Radio stations WOKQ-FM (97.5) and WZID-FM (95.7), the Town website (www.townofdeerfieldnh.com) & The Forum (www.forumhome.org). Telephone 211 or 463-8811. Check Nixle, Twitter & Facebook as well as message
boards at GBW Building & Deerfield Community School (DCS).
WHERE DO I GO & WHAT DO I BRING TO THE SHELTER?
The Town will announce the exact location of the shelter. It will most likely be the Deerfield Community School; it has a generator and plenty of space. However, depending on the disaster location, Deerfield has three alternate sites: the Deerfield Community Church, the George B. White Building and the Deerfield Fire Station.
The shelter provides meals and overnight accommodations with a cot and blanket. You should bring a pillow, extra blanket, some toiletries and clothes. If you have children, bring their favorite toy or book! Bring your prescription medicines and a list of meds. If you need special medical equipment, bring it with you and/or notify the Fire Department of your need to bring it to the shelter. (Note the style & serial number of medical devices & include operating information and instructions.) Don't forget your medical insurance card (& Medicare card), along with your key financial information. Finally bring a list of names and contact numbers of your support network and your medical providers.