Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps selects new 'proud' award recipient

Published on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:48


PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps has selected member Bailey McCann as its PVAC Proud recipient for August.

The award honors those who go "above and beyond" to help their community. McCann is a former "Ambulance Explorer" who is now a full member of the PVAC. Board President Bonnie Doughty-Jenkins said McCann was a "standout" during the four covid-19 vaccination clinics that PVAC facilitated.

"We had an organization that was supposed to do traffic for us and when that organization did not show, Bailey took over traffic duties for all four covid clinics," Doughty-Jenkins said. "He allowed traffic in to the clinic, and into correct lines, efficiently and smoothly without any issues at all. He was the first person that visitors to our covid clinic encountered and was a great representative for our organization."

Cindy Badenhop, PVAC Board of Directors secretary, said McCann is someone "you can always rely on to be there when he is needed."

“Being a volunteer can be a demanding task, but Bailey McCann's positive energy inspires others," she said. "He is selfless and devoted to our community.”

The Truman Gustafson PVAC Proud award is named after Truman Gustafson, who was one of the founders of PVAC when it was established in 1968. The board of directors meets to decide the recipient from among nominees. In July, the award was presented to the Terryville Lions Club.

Doughty-Jenkins said anyone can nominate someone for this award.

"If there is a member, crew, etc. that you feel has gone 'above and beyond' or a citizen or business that has shown a spirit of assisting and helping the community, please contact myself or any Board of Directors member," she said. "I can be reached by writing to me in care of PVAC 191 Main St, Terryville, CT."

For more information on the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps, visit

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:48. Updated: Wednesday, 8 September 2021 11:50.