Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Dave Tedeschi Completes Precepting Phase

MANCHESTER – As of June 13th, 2018, ASM’s David Tedeschi has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves. His preceptors were Paramedic Supervisor Josh Traber and Paramedic Greg Derosier. Dave was hired at the Ambulance Service of Manchester in December, 2011. He offered the following sentiment regarding his time at ASM:

I started working at ASM about 7 years ago. After spending time as an EMT, I wanted to do more in the medical field. I decided to enroll in the Capital Community College Paramedic Program and graduated this past December. I look forward to practicing medicine as a paramedic in the area that ASM covers. I want to thank my preceptors for their knowledge and guidance during my journey.

As with all precepting phases at ASM, his final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing him and his preceptors in the field as they responded to emergency calls. On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Dave the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

ASM’s Josh Traber Promoted to Field Supervisor


MANCHESTER — On December 29, 2016, ASM’s Josh Traber was promoted to the position of Field Supervisor. His remarkable dedication to both his patients and co-workers has been consistent throughout his career at ASM. He has developed into a role model for health care professionals and continues to positively influence everyone he interacts with.

Josh expressed his gratitude for the well-deserved promotion by stating the following:

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for welcoming me in my new role as supervisor. I have worked for ASM for 17 years and have performed duties ranging from dispatcher to Paramedic Preceptor. ASM is known for exceptional patient care, with outstanding professionalism. These are the core values I hope to continue in my new role.
For those of you I haven’t worked with, I look forward to getting to know you in the near future. Please feel free to let me know how I can assist you with any problems you may be encountering.”

On behalf of the ASM family we would like to congratulate Josh on his promotion and look forward to great things from him.


Josh Traber at South Windsor’s CREC Magnet School

CREC International School Traber A CREC International School Traber BSOUTH 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.

ASM’s Josh Traber Receives a Thank You Visit

Traber's Visitors AMANCHESTER — On December 28, 2015 ASM Paramedic Josh Traber was visited by a family who wanted to thank them for caring for their three year old son Wesley. In June of 2015 Wesley had an allergic reaction to peanuts in South Windsor and was treated by Josh. Since that time he has asked each time he has seen an ambulance whether each one was “his ambulance”.

Wesley’s mom brought cookies and Josh gave Wesley and his older brother a tour of the ambulance. She said via email after their brief reunion, “Josh was wonderful to us that day.  He made me feel calm and at ease, and I am grateful for that.  The job you all do is really a gift, and you touch so many lives on a daily basis it takes a special person to do what you do.”

*Pictures and details appear with express permission.

Kudos from the Cath Lab: Volume 15

EMS team receives Kudos from the Cath LabGLASTONBURY — During July 2015, ASM Paramedic Joshua Traber and his partner Supervisor Michael Sparks responded to a medical call in Glastonbury with Glastonbury Ambulance. The EKG was indicative of a STEMI and Josh wirelessly transmitted the 12-lead EKG to Saint Francis Hospital, activating their cardiac catherization lab from the field. (#15-53809).

SFH Cath Lab Patient Follow-Up Form Treatment by EMS and Direct to SFH ED

EMS Agency: Ambulance Service of Manchester & Glastonbury Vol Ambulance

Indication: STEMI

First Medical Contact (FMC) (at pt side)                           14:09          elapse:  00:00

EMS 12 Lead Acquisition Time:                                           14:17          elapse: 00:08

EMS STEMI Alert Request Time (source: cmed):                14:38        elapse: 00:21

EMS 12 Lead Transmit Rec’d Time (source: Lifenet):        14:37          elapse: 00:20

Arrival Time (SFHED):                                                            14:46          elapse: 00:09

Cath Lab Arrival Time (SFH):                                              15:37          elapse: 00:51

Procedure Start Time:                                                             15:46          elapse: 00:09

First Device Time:                                                                  16:07          elapse: 00:21


SFHED Door to First Device:                                                81 min

FMC to First Device:                                                              118 min

Vessel Angiography Findings / Treatment:100% LAD and 80% RCA lesions; LAD open and stented. IABP required. NOTE: delay to PCI due to CTSCAN  to r/o aortic aneurysm-family history.

High Praise for ASM’s Josh Traber and Tracy Luetjen

Ambulance Service of Manchester: Josh Traber

ASM’s Josh Traber

MANCHESTER — On August 10, 2014 ASM’s Josh Traber and Tracy Luetjen responded to a 911 call in one of the towns that ASM serves. One to two weeks after the transport the patient was randomly selected to receive a Patient Satisfaction Report.

The patient marked Strongly Agree for all 15 categories answered within the survey. When asked to use or word or phrase to describe the crew the patient wrote: Professional competent Life Savers!

The patient went on to write, “I credit the entire team from ASM with saving my life. I especially thank Josh for staying in command with a calm effective professional demeanor. I appreciate that he listened carefully to me and took action to east my discomfort. He kept me informed all the way through even though to most people it may have appeared that I was losing the ability to communicate due to the pain. My diagnosis was life threatening and I am thankful every minute for all the team did to get me to the emergency room quickly and safely.”

ASM's Tracy Luetjen

ASM’s Tracy Luetjen

The patient went on to say that in triage, “Tracy remained calm and was able to help keep me focused. By having a simple conversation I flet like he cared and he kept me from “panic mode.” I am grateful to be alive! Thank you Josh, thank you Tracy!”

-14-69358 (Information appears with permission).

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Josh Traber Completes Precepting Phase

Ambulance Service of Manchester: Josh TraberMANCHESTER – As of November 1, 2012, ASM’s Josh Traber has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves.

His preceptors were Supervisor-Paramedics Vinnie Maston and Melissa Osborne. The full precepting phase can take ten to 12 weeks or more as the paramedic is prepped for the realities of the field. As with all precepting phases at ASM, Josh’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing Josh and his preceptor in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

Josh started at ASM in 1999 as a Communications Dispatcher. He obtained his EMT in 2000 and started Capital Community College’s Paramedic Program in 2011. 

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Josh the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.