MANCHESTER- On Tuesday May 30th, 2017 employees from the Ambulance Service of Manchester were invited to East Hartford Middle School’s Special Education Department, in order to familiarize students with emergency personnel. ASM EMT’s, Kyle Caldwell and Kaitlyn Duley, fielded questions and interacted with schoolchildren to provide them with a sense of understanding of the first responder community. The event was coordinated by Special Education Teacher Christine Sposito, who acts as the program leader for East Hartford Middle School’s progressive “Independent Living Skills Class.” In addition to a general overview of EMS life by the crew, the students received an equipment demonstration, tours of the ambulance, and a mock patient care scenario.
MANCHESTER- On Thursday May 4th, 2017 the Ambulance Service of Manchester participated in Manchester Health Department’s “Life is a Picnic” Senior Health Fair. Over 40 organizations took part in this event offering services and demonstrations to hundreds of seniors within the community. ASM’s Kyle Caldwell and Karisa Welch spent the afternoon fielding questions and interacting with participants like long time Senior Center Volunteer Earl Parent, featured in the picture above.
MANCHESTER– On April 3, 2013, five full-time EMTs were added to the ASM team. As part of our continued growth ASM and Aetna seek out only the best candidates. We look for employees who are focused on high-quality patient care, are team oriented and conduct themselves in a professional manner. During the orientation, employees learn about company philosophy and goals, quality assurance, and policies and procedures.
Matthew Buerk: FULL TIME, EMT. My name is Matt Buerk, I’m 24 years old and was born and raised in East Hartford where I currently live. I initially obtained my EMT certification in Spring 2007, and I acquired a job at Hartford Hospital and have worked there as a Patient Care Associate for the last three years. I earned my EMT certification again over the summer of 2011. Since then I have volunteered at Glastonbury Volunteer Ambulance. I am currently enrolled in classes at Capital Community College where I intend on working towards my degree in Paramedic Studies. After completing my paramedic degree I intend on continuing my education and receiving a degree in nursing. Ultimately I plan to become a flight nurse. I enjoy, riding my motorcycle, hiking, camping, playing paintball with friends, learning about US history, and leisurely reading.
Kyle Caldwell: FULL TIME, EMT. My name is Kyle Caldwell, I am 24 years old and I am now a full time EMT. I got my certification in November 2012. I attended Coventry High School and graduated in 2007. From there I went on joined Coventry Fire Dept and got my Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications and left Coventry when I moved to East Windsor in December 2012. I am now a firefighter for Warehouse Point Fire Dept. I started my EMS career with Ellington Ambulance Corp. I am a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan and enjoy playing sports (baseball, basketball, and football) and going on hikes. In my spare time I have also been learning to play guitar. In the near future I hope to get my paramedic certification and further my career from there.
Ashley Cichy: FULL TIME, EMT. I’m 23 years old. I grew up in Montville, Connecticut and currently live in Vernon. I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2011 with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In March 2012, I enlisted in the National Guard and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri where I completed my basic training. It was very challenging, but definitely a valuable and life changing experience. I start officer training through the military this month and plan to branch into the medical field once it’s complete. I began my EMT course at the New Britain EMS Academy in September 2012. I’ve always had a passion for helping others and really enjoyed the class. I love learning and would like to pursue further education. In my free time, I like running, hiking, reading, listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to begin working in this field and look forward to learning and growing.
Rory Davenport: FULL TIME, EMT. I am 22 years old. I have lived in the town of Andover my whole life. I went to RHAM high school and got an Associates of Science from Manchester Community College. I am part of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department where I am a Firefighter and EMT. I have been an EMT for almost 2 years, I love EMS and am very excited to start my full time career with ASM. I took my EMT class at ASM through Manchester Community College in the summer of 2011. I hope to eventually continue on to become a Paramedic. I have spent a lot of time hopping from odd job to odd job over the last few years with a few stronger jobs in between, all the while hoping to get a long lasting job as an EMT and I’m ecstatic that it finally happened. I know that nobody is perfect, but I take pride in what I do and whether it’s in a fire, or in the back of an ambulance I do the best I can and I am constantly learning ways to improve myself. In my free time I exercise, I am an avid gamer, and a comic book geek.