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Updated information from the Granby Police Department
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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.
On Tuesday June 16th the Granby Police Department hosted the annual S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) picnic at Dufresne Park. Entertainment was provided by the Berkshire Hills Music Academy from South Hadley. Thank you to everyone that helped make the day a success.
The Granby Police and Fire Department were challenged to complete the “Push-Up Challenge” on behalf of 10 year old Luke Bradley from South Hadley. Luke has been battling leukemia and is an inspiration to all us. CRUSH IT LUKE!!! #lukestronger
Click on our Department’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Granby-Police-Department-MA/1520163171580195 to view the video.
At approximately 9am the Granby Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the area of Lyman St and Rte. 202 for a possible chemical exposure. Once on scene, additional information was obtained that pointed to a possible chemical reaction taking place inside the greenhouse at Dickinson’s Farm. The fire department identified the area of the reaction and notified the regional hazardous materials team. A Level II Hazardous Materials Response was provided, bringing specialized equipment and hazmat technicians from throughout Western MA. The hazmat technicians rendered the chemicals safe and removed them from the greenhouse. One farm employee was transported to the hospital for observation and was released with no injuries. Upon investigation, the chemical reaction occurred when materials used to clean greenhouse irrigation lines accidentally mixed. The public was not at risk during or after this incident and the business will resume normal operations tomorrow.
The Granby Police Department announced today that officers will be out in full force over the next few weeks in a continued effort to increase seat belt use, in support of the Spring 2015, Click It or Ticket Mobilization. The increased patrols have been funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s, Highway Safety Division, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The focus of the increased patrols is to combine extra traffic enforcement, provide public information, and community outreach to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries and economic loss. As the Summer Season approaches, the Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.
On April 14, 2015 the Granby Police Department was notified that three of our officers would be receiving Save Awards from the Western Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Committee, Inc. The officers, Patrolman Jason Richard, Patrolman Ryan Senecal and Patrolman Jeff Lawson, are being recognized for their part in a medical call in which they and ambulance personnel responded and helped resuscitate a resident in need. Great job!