ASM’s Alpha Five: Volume 2: Prom Promise in Somers

Somers Fire Department and ASM Alpha 5

Somers Fire Department and ASM Alpha 5

SOMERS — On April 27, 2012 ASM’s Alpha Five participated in Somers High School Prom Promise Mock Crash. The following letter from Somers Fire Department was received on May 7th.

I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to thank you for your service’s help with our Prom Promise Mock Crash Continue reading

ASM’s Alpha Five: Volume 1: “The Johnson Medic”

Johnson Memorial Medical Center and Ambulance Service of Manchester

Johnson Memorial Medical Center and Ambulance Service of Manchester

STAFFORD SPRINGS — ┬áThe Ambulance Service of Manchester’s (ASM) Alpha Five has been stationed at Johnson Memorial Medical Center for over eight years.

This transport-capable paramedic unit was initially stationed there at the request of JMMC in order to secure immediate transport of a certain population of critical patients.

In a short period of time the surrounding towns began calling on Alpha Five to provide “paramedic intercepts” as part of their 911 response and the moniker “The Johnson Medic” soon became commonly used.

Originally the service to the hospital and the towns was provided on a 12 hour (peak hour) basis. Soon the hospital and the surrounding towns realized Continue reading