Updated information from the Granby Police Department
The Town of Granby Highway Department announced today that they will begin roadwork on Tuesday July 28th, a day earlier than previously announced. They will be working on Easton St. and Batchelor St. that week. They will then be moving over to Pleasant St., in the area between Rte. 202 and East St.. Once a date is confirmed for the Pleasant St. project it will be posted here.
The Granby Police Department has been awarded $19,140 for the Fiscal Year 2016 911 Training and Equipment Grant. Before an employee of the Department can answer a 911 call they must attend 80 hours of Training in the 911 system. Part of the 80 hours is Emergency Medical Dispatching, which teaches the call taker to ask certain questions depending on the emergency and they can relay this information to responders and also ask the caller to assist the person in distress by offering instructions on how to care for the party until help arrives. The 911 call taker also has the ability to instruct a person on how to perform CPR. Once a call taker is certified to answer 911 they most take 16 hours of Continuing Education Training to maintain their certification. The Grant will be used to pay for these trainings as well as to update the Emergency Medical Dispatch Cards the call takers use.
The Town of Granby Highway Department will begin roadwork on Wednesday July 29th. They will be working on Easton St. and Batchelor St. that week. They will then be moving over to Pleasant St., in the area between Rte. 202 and East St.. Once a date is confirmed for the Pleasant St. project it will be posted here.
On July 21, 2015 at approximately 07:22, Granby Police and Ambulance Personnel were dispatched to the area of Amherst St. and Easton St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The calling party reported that the operator was out of the vehicle but the vehicle had gone over a guardrail and in to a fire pond. Upon arrival officers found the lone occupant out of the vehicle and she reported that she swerved to avoid a deer. The operator was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Officers shut Amherst St. down for approximately 15 minutes while the vehicle was removed from the water.
The entire staff at the Granby Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Ryan Senecal on his completion of the Western Massachusetts Police Academy today. Officer Senecal was part of the 52nd Recruit Officer Class that began back in February. During the graduation ceremony Officer Senecal received an award for his proficiency in Defensive Tactics. In the photo above Chief Wishart is pinning Officer Senecal.