There are great people who often live in small places and the town of Granby is happy to say we have some of our very own local heroes. One of those town heroes that was recently honored was our own Doug Babcock.
Doug Babcock was most recently honored with Vermont’s Emergency Management Director of the Year award. This is large part due to Doug’s vast 20 years of experience in the field of emergency management and intervention. Doug Babcock has been working in public safety as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) for several years. As an AEMT he is required to be the first on the scene during many health related emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. There is special training that goes along with being an AEMT which generally includes obtaining Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Doug is not just a student of those courses but he is also a CPR instructor and served two years in the Coast Guard.
He now works at Saint Michael’s College as the Director of Public Safety and does his best to make sure that the student’s will be treated if an emergency occurs. He also helps with the Cambridge Rescue Squad during his free time as well as the Jeffersonville Board of Adjustment.
Doug is not alone when it comes to helping keep the Granby community safe. There are several AEMTs that work in the area along with nurses and doctors who form a team of healthcare professionals working hard to save lives in the event of an emergency. At least for the moment one of our local heroes has been recognized with a prestigious honor. Hopefully Doug is just one of many to come.