Updated information from the Granby Police Department
On September 27th at approximately 9:15pm, Granby Police received a call for a structure fire on Chicopee St. Fire Department Personnel arrived within minutes of the call for service. Granby Police also responded to assist. Responding Personnel found the home at 92 Chicopee St. fully engulfed in flames. Granby Fire Department Personnel, along with personnel from several other area departments responded to handle the incident. The other departments who assisted in the incident include Ludlow Fire, South Hadley District 2, Belchertown Fire, Bondsville Fire, Palmer Fire, and Westover Fire.
The cause of the fire is in under investigation. Granby Police, Granby Fire, and Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the incident.
On September 16, 2011 at approximately 7:07 pm, Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance Personnel were dispatched to Aldrich Lake, off of Amherst St. for a capsized canoe. Upon arrival officers from the Police Department were sent to the east side of the lake, towards Trout Lily Lane, and they were told there were two people in the canoe and it was believed only one knew how to swim. As Officer Kurt Carpenter proceeded down a path along the lake, he came across one person and asked if he was in the canoe. The witness responded that he was not but he witnessed the incident and told him the canoe had been flipped back over and the two parties were back in it. Officer Carpenter made contact with the parties and advised them to come to shore. Upon arrival to shore, Mr. Jason Spear, of Granby, and a juvenile were checked by ambulance personnel and refused treatment. At this time, it was also confirmed that there were only two people in the canoe at the time of the incident.
This week officers from the Granby Police Department and Granby Fire Department attended an EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) Course at the Public Safety Complex. The course was offered by the Town’s Insurance Company, Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association. The course consisted of a two hour classroom time and approximately fifteen minutes in the driving simulator. There were two different simulators, a police cruiser and a fire truck. Officers were given a situation and needed to respond and be prepared for different traffic hazards along the way, including vehicles not stopping for red lights, not stopping and pulling to the right for an emergency vehicle, and animals crossing the road. The photos above show Sergeant Mark Smith driving one of the simulator courses and the other photo is of the simulator trailer that was parked behind the Public Safety Complex this week.