Manchester High School Inaugural EMT Class Graduates 15 Students


In January of 2019, the Ambulance Service of Manchester collaborated with Manchester Fire Department and Manchester High School to inaugurate the first EMT class. The program totaled 200 hours and taught the students the basics of patient assessment, how to treat trauma/medical emergencies, and most importantly, leadership. This program had a total of 80 applicants, which was then reduced to 18 students. The students attended class three days a week for 3 hours in addition to their busy school day. At the end of the program students were qualified to take their State Practical and National Written Competency Exam. After obtaining the EMT certification, graduates will be permitted to apply for jobs or volunteer at local fire departments, ambulance services, hospital emergency rooms, and college rescue squads. The collaboration between the Ambulance Service of Manchester, Manchester Fire Department, and Manchester High School has been outstanding. Together, we are increasing the number of certified EMTs as there is a national shortage of EMS professionals.

A special thanks to Chris Myska, Sean Norton, Andrew Hedberg, Bryan Goulet, Chuck Roode, Greg Derosier, Tim Houle, Dan Heald, Rich Fortier, Mike Karanda and Chris Ferguson for helping with the instruction of these classes.

ASM Participates in Manchester’s Early Childhood Fair

ASM at Manchester Early Childhood Fair 2012

ASM's Carolyn Edwards, Nick Chasse and Casey Chubka

MANCHESTER — An ambulance crew from ASM was on site for Manchester’s Early Childhood Fair on February 11th. The fair, now in its eight year, provides information on programs and services for families and children from birth to age 8 that live in Manchester. ASM’s crew handed out educational coloring books on EMS and when to call 911. Continue reading