MANCHESTER- On August 29th, 2017, the Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted it’s 2nd annual Ice Cream Social and open house. The event offered family members, friends, and guests the opportunity to take an inside look at some of ASM’s daily operations. Tours included a walk through of the expanded billing and business office, Wayne Wright Training Room (now an approved American Heart Association Training Site), and state of the art communications center. Additionally, unique company features were on display including a bariatric ambulance, Stryker PowerPro hydraulic stretchers, a depiction of the in-house decal and design capabilities, and ASM’s Capital Region Emergency Services Team (CREST) vehicle.
ASM would like to extend a special thank you to all of those that attended, Tara from DazzleDay Face Painters and last, but certainly not least, the ever-popular Ice Cream Emergency for returning again this year.
Hartford – Aetna Paramedic and Preceptor Mitch Karr has recently joined a prestigious group of critical care providers by obtaining his Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C). According to The International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC), “The FP-C certification targets competency at the mastery level of paramedic practice.” This accomplishment required over 6 months of self-study, and the successful completion of a grueling exam. While working full time, Mitch took it upon himself to develop the knowledge base necessary to achieve his goal. Paramedic Sam Dybdahl shares this distinction as well.
Their desire to continually progress as providers demonstrates the commitment our employees have to patient care.
MANCHESTER — On September 17, 2016 a team made up of Ambulance Service of Manchester employees played in a charity softball tournament against teams from Manchester Police Department and Manchester Fire Rescue EMS to benefit the Manchester Police Benevolent Association.
MANCHESTER — Year unknown, likely late 1990 or 1991.
Note the Manchester Ambulance in the background.
This is a current ASM employee. Can you guess who it is?
EAST HARTFORD — On May 29, 2015 ASM’s Laura McHugh and Kyle Baker attended and presented at the combined Career and Community Helpers Day at Pitkin School in East Hartford. Students were able to tour the ambulance and ask questions about careers in Emergency Medical Services.
According to organizer Danielle Donahue, “It was a great day for students to learn more about different career paths and to really start thinking about how what they are doing in school right now will make a difference in years to come. Each one of you did an awesome job and I am thrilled with the excitement I overheard in the hallway and classrooms on Friday afternoon. Some students had never had the opportunity to look inside a police cruiser or ambulance before. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things that our students said. The expressions on their faces along with their memories and experiences of this day are priceless.”
WFSB 3 Connecticut
By Joseph Wenzel IV, News Editor
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –Connecticut Natural Gas employees were evacuated after a small explosion and fire was reported near the building in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.
The small explosion was reported in an outbuilding on Meadow Street, which is used to fill natural gas trucks around 12:30 p.m. The building is in a parking lot and away from other buildings.
The fire chief said a mechanic was filling a truck when a compressor exploded and created a small fire along with the explosion. The worker’s hands and head were burned and the explosion caused the panels of the building to partly pop off.
“It sounded like a dumpster and then all the emergency crews showed up,” said Lucie Wilson of East Hartford.
Sources told Eyewitness News that the explosion shook the building.
The outbuilding holds three gas tanks, all used to fuel the company’s natural gas powered vehicles.
“That system has been in place … CNG uses natural power gas and this is the first time we’ve ever run across an incident like this,” Fire Chief John Oates said.
Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/27365691/worker-burned-after-explosion-at-connecticut-natural-gas#ixzz3ItI5Bbtv
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man wanted for a robbery in Vernon has been arrested after leading police on a chase that ended in Hartford.
Police said the suspect robbed the CVS on Talcotville Rd in Vernon early Wednesday morning. After that, police said the suspect led police on a chase through several towns and eventually ended in Hartford.
According to police, the suspect rammed a Hartford police cruiser and a state trooper vehicle before the driver fled on foot. Read the full article here…