SOUTH WINDSOR — On June 2, 2016, at the invitation of the parent of a patient, Josh Traber and his partner Dan Hammett presented to the students of the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor.
Josh and Dan spoke to over 100 pre-school children in five classes, giving out EMS coloring books, offering tours of the ambulance and talking about emergency medical services and 9-1-1 in an age appropriate fashion.
MANCHESTER — On August 20, 2014 the Ambulance Service of Manchester promoted four from within its EMT ranks to the post of Field Training Officer: Dan Hammett, Andrew Hedburg, Michael Hoyt and Brian Langan. FTOs are utilized primarily to train newly hired employees in the performance of their duties as EMTs.
Dan Hammett: I have been with ASM for almost three years and an EMT for just over four years. I first got involved in EMS w/ the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department and was promoted to EMS Captain this past year. Some of my duties are QA/QI and to train new members which will be a great asset to train new employees. I have been married for three years and live with my wife in Scotland. I look forward to meeting new people and to train them and represent ASM!
Andrew Hedburg: I have been a member of the ASM team for 3 1/2 years. While not at work I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife Sam our daughter Charlotte and crazy dog Otis enjoy spending much of our time out side. From sitting on the beach playing in the waves to working in our gardens. I began my career in EMS volunteering with East Haddam Ambulance. I quickly found that this job was my passion and was lucky to get hired by ASM. During my employment I have had many wonderful experiences and have found that I have a passion for teaching new EMTs. I look forward to helping to continue to build this excellent team.
Michael Hoyt: Ever since my first day of EMT class I have been impressed with the quality and caliber of the employees of ASM. Having the opportunity to work with new employees to ensure they meet the high standards of ASM is something I look forward to. I hope to instill a strong foundation of compassion, patient advocacy, as well as quality medical care that employees can build upon throughout their time at ASM.
Brian Langan: I have been an EMT for nine years and an AEMT for four years. I started at ASM while in college working every weekend and when I graduated I became full time. I began my career in the first responder field with the Glastonbury Fire Department, with which I am still very active. On September 6th I will marry my fiance Natasha Snyder and I am fortunate that she understands my work hours! I have always enjoyed helping people and am happy to be able to assist in their times of need.
EAST HARTFORD — On August 20, 2014, two crews from ASM assisted with Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Connecticut by being part of the motorcade and standing by at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Pictures are attached, care of Dan Hammett and Jason Bak. A special thanks to East Hartford Fire Department for their partnership.