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April 4, 2013

Londonderry ALERT volunteers practice skills

Emergency team hones its skills

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry Emergency Response Team, or ALERT, volunteers recently spent time at the Musquash Conservation Area for search training.

The group holds training sessions on a semi-annual basis. The most recent session was held March 23 at the Hickory Hill trailhead.

ALERT was joined by fellow Civilian Emergency Response Team, CERT, members from Bedford. A total of 30 emergency response volunteers participated in the training.

The day included line searching for lost individuals on property by way of moving as a group in a sweeping, shoulder-to-shoulder forward motion to thoroughly cover a specific area. ALERT members also practiced compass skills, GPS and injured person carrying skills.

ALERT also trains members in the areas of traffic control, emergency shelter operations, road clearing, first aid, and line search techniques to be ready when called upon by the Londonderry Police Department, Fish and Game officials or other public safety authorities. ALERT is under the supervision of public safety officials.

To learn more about ALERT visit londonderryalert.org.

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