Manchester- On March 27th, 2018 ASM Paramedic Chris Myska and EMT Robert Anderson had the rare opportunity to meet a patient they treated one month prior. The patient (shown above), requested to meet the crew in person eager to express her appreciation for the tremendous care they provided. In addition, the following letter was addressed to Chris and Bob for their efforts.
On February 28th, you were called to XX hospital to transport me to XX hospital due to my having had a heart attack.
On the way to the hospital, I needed CPR and had to be shocked to bring me back to life. My doctor told me that I was dead for a good minute.
I am writing this to thank you for giving me my life back. There is no way that I can repay that. I also want to apologize for scaring both of you that way. I am sure that your hearts were beating a lot harder than mine.
I want you both to know that I am doing well. I had two stents put in and I will be starting cardiac rehab on March 28th, 3 days a week for 12 weeks.
Again, Thank you! Thank you!
Photos and letter appear with permission.
ASM’s Tim LaChappelle
On October XX, 2014 Firefighter/EMR Tyler Clark, Firefighter Derrek Kroc, Paramedic Tim LaChappelle and EMT Bob Anderson of ASM Ambulance, responded to a call of a XX year-old female who was having chest pains at 0247 HR. The patient stated that she had been working in the yard during the day and woke up with severe chest pains.
On arrival, the patient was anxiously talking with the responders and then collapsed into cardiac arrest. FF Clark and others immediately started CPR and used a defibrillator to attempt resuscitation. The patient was resuscitated after approximately ten minutes. The patient was transported to the hospital and released to go home seven days later.
Today I present you a certificate for your Extraordinary Personal Actions performed in the line of duty which lead to the successful resuscitation and saving of the life of a citizen of Bolton, CT on October XX, 2014.
(Some information redacted for patient privacy).
MANCHESTER — Congratulations to ASM’s Rob Bilodeau and Bob Anderson. Nice work!
A letter received by ASM:
“It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since my family called 911 around 3 am on the morning of February 21, 2011 because I was having difficulty breathing. Help arrived quickly, with little fuss, and I was soon on my way to Saint Francis Hospital during the beginning of yet another snowstorm.
“After a battery of tests, it was determined that I was suffering from Continue reading