ASM Hosts MCSC Meeting

MANCHESTER – On January 9th, ASM hosted the Manchester Community Services Council Meeting. Over 30 people attended along with “Wonder” the Fidelco Guide dog in training. The Manchester Community Services Council, or MCSC, is dedicated to supporting community alliances that remove barriers to human services as a critical component for enhancing the quality of life for all Manchester residents. The goal of this monthly meeting is to:

  • Identify and discuss social service needs
  • Hear presentations by local experts
  • Network with like-minded peers and community members 
  • Support scholarships for higher education and skills training

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MCSC

ASM hosts “East of the River Network Meeting”

MANCHESTER- On January 8, 2020, the Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted the “East of the River Networking Group”. East of the River holds monthly events to showcase services that companies and non-profits offer to the community. Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted over 40 people and presented an overview of the 2019 Community Service events. Melissa Osborne, ASM’s Training & Quality Improvement Manager, was the keynote speaker and highlighted the Manchester Adult & Continuing Education “Emergency Medical Technician” (EMT) program offered at Manchester High School. ASM and Manchester Fire & Rescue collaborated to provide this opportunity for MHS students.

ASM 2019 “Community Threads” Coat Drive Half Way Point

MANCHESTER-The half-way results are in for the third annual Coat Drive lead by ASM’s Laura McHugh. Office staff and Road Crews pitched in and rounded up gently used coats, gloves, scarves and hats for this end of year donation. Thus far, 32 jackets, 18 scarves, 25 hats and 59 pairs of gloves made their way into our community.  All donations were delivered to the Manchester Area Conference of Churches (M.A.C.C.) clothing store “Community Threads” located at 466 Main Street in Manchester. 

CT Children’s and State Police Toy Drive in Pictures – 2019

The 2019 “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive was again a great success. Below you will find a collage of pictures from the days spent collecting toys for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thank you to ASM and Aetna employees, friends and families for their continued involvement and dedication to this event.

Meet the Newest Members of the Team: ASM Hires Seven – 2019

From left to right: Lourdes, Vivien, Jackie, Rozlynn, Teilor, Ryan, Josuha

MANCHESTER — On December 11th, 2019 seven EMTs were added to the ASM team. As part of our continued growth, Aetna and ASM seek out only the best candidates. We look for employees who are focused on high-quality patient care, are team oriented and conduct themselves in a professional manner. During the orientation, employees learn about company philosophy and goals, quality assurance, and policies and procedures.

Ambulance Service of Manchester Launches New Website!

We are thrilled to announce that our new website https://ambulanceservicemanchester.com/ is live.  In addition to providing a fresh new look, our main goal was to provide a single location for our users to:

  • Sign up for training and education classes
  • Apply for a job
  • Pay your bill
  • Promote community events
  • Read all our latest blog posts
  • Learn more about what Ambulance Service of Manchester has to offer

Thank you to E Circle Marketing for all your help in guiding us through this process.

STATE POLICE “STUFF A CRUISER” TOY DRIVE

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

Schedule:

Thursday, December 12th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, December 13th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 15th, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Locations:

Walmart Manchester – 420 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT

Walmart East Windsor – 44 Prospect Hill Rd, East Windsor, CT

Walmart Newington– 3164 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111

Walmart Rocky Hill: 80 Town Line Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

ASM Supports 83rd Manchester Road Race

MANCHESTER – On November 28th, 2019, ASM started Thanksgiving bright and early in preparation for the 83rd Annual Manchester Road Race. Ambulance Service of Manchester has been providing medical support coverage along with Manchester Fire & Rescue EMS since 1991. ASM also coordinates and oversees all medical communications on race day and is proud to be a part of this historic tradition.


11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive Results!

HARTFORD COURANT

by Jesse Leavenworth

Volunteers with the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive unload donations from an ambulance at MACC Charities in Manchester. (Courtesy of Patrick Gleason/ASM)

Organizers of the Emergency of Hunger food drive gathered ample donations of food and cash over the past two weekends at area supermarkets.

Police officers, firefighters, ambulance crews and other volunteers collected 645 turkeys, 21,334 food items and $31,003 in cash, food drive spokesman Patrick Gleason of Ambulance Service of Manchester said.

Collections were made at supermarkets in Manchester, Vernon and South Windsor. All donations are to benefit food pantries in the participating towns.

This was the 11th year of the drive. In 2009, when the effort was focused only on Manchester, a total of $2,405.78 in cash and checks and 155 turkeys were collected, along with an unspecified number of nonperishable food items. The total value of food and monetary donations was $14,265.78, an organizer said.

Participants this year included Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon police officers and firefighters and representatives of Manchester Police Explorers, Ambulance Service of Manchester, South Windsor Rotary Club, Highland Park Market, Stop & Shop supermarkets, Geissler’s supermarket in South Windsor, Manchester Area Conference of Churches Charities, South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank and Hockanum Valley Community Council.

Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com

Weekend 2 of 11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive!

This weekend, Ambulance Service of Manchester will be collecting food at the following locations for our 11th Annual “Emergency of Hunger Food Drive. We hope to see you soon!  

  • Stop & Shop in Manchester, 318 West Middle Turnpike 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in South Windsor, 1739 Ellington Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Geissler’s Supermarket, South Windsor, 965 Sullivan Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in Vernon, 10 Pitkin Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in the Rockville section of Vernon, 50 Windsorville Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Team ASM-Aetna Supports World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Team ASM-Aetna, under direction of our Reimbursement Manager and Chair of PurpleStride CT ( Affiliate of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network), Amy Griskus, wore purple today to help raise awareness about the disease. To learn more about World Pancreatic Cancer today, CLICK HERE. Don’t forget to register for the PurpleStride Run/Walk this coming June. More information to come once event registration opens!

11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive!

HARTFORD COURANT

by Jesse Leavenworth

Kyle Caldwell, left, and Dave Tedeschi, emergency medical technicians with Ambulance Service of Manchester, at the 2013 Emergency of Hunger Food Drive.

Kyle Caldwell, left, and Dave Tedeschi, emergency medical technicians with Ambulance Service of Manchester, at the 2013 Emergency of Hunger Food Drive. (Courtesy of Ambulance Service of Manchester)

First responders and other volunteers in Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon will be collecting food and cash donations to stock area food pantries, starting in Manchester on Saturday and Sunday.

Coordinated by the Ambulance Service of Manchester, the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive is in its 11th year. This year, Highland Park Market is joining the effort, hosting collections at the Manchester store, food drive spokesman Patrick Gleason said.

Along with police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews, participants include the Manchester Area Conference of Churches, Hockanum Valley Community Council, South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, Police Explorers and Rotary Club members.

On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will be collecting turkeys, chickens, non-perishable food items, cash and gift cards at Highland Park Market, 317 Highland St., and Stop & Shop supermarket, 318 West Middle Turnpike. Collections on both days are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Collections are to continue on Nov. 23 and 24 at both Manchester locations and at the South Windsor Stop & Shop, 1739 Ellington Road; Geissler’s supermarket in South Windsor, 965 Sullivan Ave.; Stop & Shop in Vernon, 10 Pitkin Road; and the Stop & Shop in the Rockville section of Vernon, 50 Windsorville Road.

Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com

ASM Visits SWFD for School Visit

SOUTH WINDSOR – On Monday, November 11, 2019 ASM EMT’s Jenna Kinghorn and Justin Craig visited Station 3 of South Windsor Fire Department to assist the FD with a local school visit. During the event, over 80 2nd grade children participated in a discussion covering both medical and fire related emergencies and had the opportunity to tour the ambulance and fire apparatuses.

ASM Partners with Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

EAST HARTFORD – On Tuesday, November 5th ASM partnered with the students and faculty from Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. The team received points towards the next competition by participating in this safety related course. ASM is a proud sponsor of the 2019/2020 “Birds of Prey” robotics team season.