Emergency Services Program

  • New Hampshire - Emergency Services Program

American Red Cross New Hampshire’s Emergency Services program goal is to reduce human suffering by helping people prevent, prepare for and recover from community emergencies and large scale disasters - natural or human-caused. This program is central to the overall mission of the American Red Cross.

We work with affected families to meet their immediate disaster related needs and help them develop a plan for long-term recovery. In 2012 our emergency services staff and volunteer Disaster Action Teams offered emotional support and immediate shelter, food, clothing, prescriptions, eyeglasses, and direct mental health counseling to 290 families and 817 individuals throughout New Hampshire. During the fiscal year, our volunteers also educated 1,022 individuals across the state in disaster preparedness.

Visit our Disaster Preparedness page to learn more and request a presentation.

Our trained and highly skilled volunteers are available to assist those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All Red Cross disaster services are free of charge and made possible by the generous donations of the American public. Examples of services available as a result of a disaster like a fire, flood, winter storm, or any other natural or man-made disaster are assistance for:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Disaster Health & Mental Health
  • Referrals to Partner Agencies
  • If you have an emergency and need to contact the American Red Cross New Hampshire Region, please call 1(800) 464-6692 to be directed to a member of our staff or directly to an emergency dispatcher.

    American Red Cross New Hampshire Emergency Staff

    Ian Dyar
    Regional Disaster Program Officer

    Doug Hewitt
    Direct Services Support Manager

    Helen Long
    Preparedness and Workforce Engagement Support Manager

    Marsha Haines
    Partner & EMA Program Support Manager