Ambulance Service of Manchester appeared in a Fox 61 news article and segment this past Monday evening alongside Manchester Fire Rescue EMS. Please see below to read the article and click here view the segment by Reporter Jim Altman.
MANCHESTER – You could say they are taking a page from the
Nascar playbook because the Manchester Fire Department, joined by the Ambulance
Service of Manchester takes a bit of a left turn when it comes to their C-P-R
Officially, Battalion Chief Josh Beaulieu, calls it the “Pit
Crew Model for Cardiac Arrest Management”, but in life-saving circles it’s
known simply as “Pit Crew CPR”. Much like how a racing crew feverishly tends to
a car in the pits, so do Manchester Firefighters when it comes to responding to
a cardiac arrest patient.
“Everybody has a role,” Beaulieu said. “Those roles might be
compressions, it might be the person assigned to deal with the family, it might
be the person managing the airway and breathing for the patient.”
Chief Beaulieu, a 21 year vet of the department, added
that the town of Manchester has been supportive in providing resources when
responding to cardiac arrest calls – as many as ten first responders can answer
a life-saving call. He said, “a cardiac arrest requires a lot of work and a lot
of hands to save someone’s life and that’s exactly what we are doing.”
Aetna Ambulance Field Supervisor Bob Mara was interviewed yesterday evening by FOX 61 Reporter Jim Altman. In the segment, Bob discusses the necessary steps Aetna takes in preparation for winter storms to ensure that both the crews and ambulances are ready respond. In order to safely and promptly reach residents, Aetna increases staffing and strategically places ambulances at staging areas proven to reduce response times. As portrayed in the interview, crews will be posted at these locations even during the storm.
To watch the segment in its entirety, please click here!
HARTFORD- In preparation for Winter Storm Stella, Aetna Ambulance Operations Supervisor Matt Martinelli and EMT Kate Filosi were interviewed by FOX 61 Reporter Jim Altman. In the segment, Matt and Kate discuss the necessary steps Aetna takes to ensure that both the crews, and ambulances are ready to weather the storm. In order to safely and promptly reach residents, Aetna strategically places ambulances at staging areas proven to reduce response times. As portrayed in the interview, crews will be posted at these locations even during the storm.
“First Responders always have to be on top of their game, regardless if a blizzard is on the way.”
Read the article by Jim Altman and watch the segment in its entirety by clicking below!
Bracing for blizzard, first responders get plans in place
Yesterday evening long time Paramedic and Operations Supervisor Matt Martinelli represented Aetna Ambulance Service Inc. on Fox 61 news. In the interview, Martinelli provides insight on the CT “Move Over” law, and offers a few simple, yet important suggestions to the public. “It seems everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere,” he said. “We just would like to be able to get to the scene in a safe manner so we can provide proper care for a patient.
The article, posted by reporter Jim Altman, and interview can be found in its entirety by clicking the link below!
Emergency responders say drivers aren’t paying enough attention to the “Move Over” Law