The Granby Ambulance Association (GAA) provides basic and advanced life support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the towns of East Granby, East Hartland and Granby.
From two stations, one in Granby and one in East Granby, the GAA covers over 75 square miles, serves approximately 19,000 residents, and in 2019 responded to over 1,860 calls. The EMTs and paramedics are on duty 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year, continually serving its communities when called upon.
What you may not know is how important your generous donations are towards helping GAA provide the level of service its communities and residents expect and deserve.
Your donations help to support: four ambulances and one non-transport SUV, or fly car; maintenance on vehicles and the Granby station; state-of-the-art medical equipment, including new blood transfusion supplies; over 30 different medications; personal protective equipment caches; wages and benefits for paid staff and incentive programs for volunteers; uniforms and protective clothing; ongoing training to meet new state requirements; and scholarship opportunities for Granby and East Granby high school students.
2020 has been an extremely challenging year for so many, including essential organizations such as GAA. With COVID-19, the EMS community has had to overcome exposures, quarantines, and PPE and other essential medical supply shortages. GAA thanks its three communities for the love and support shown through donated meals, colorful chalk drawings and red hearts displayed, and the kind words shared with crews when out in the community.
Your donations are vitally important to help sustain a healthy and viable emergency medical service. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to GAA. For more information on how to donate, please visit granbyambulance.org or the Granby Ambulance Association Facebook page. If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider identifying GAA as a non-profit agency to receive a donation through the Amazon Smile program.
Thank you again for your continued support. On behalf of GAA’s EMTs and paramedics, the board members wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021.