On Wednesday June, 30th ASM will t a Blood Drive at our Headquarters from 9:30-2:30. Due to the Pandemic the Red Cross is in desperate need of donations. Please click on the link below and book your appointment. Today.
ASM Crowned Champs in 2021
This past weekend Aetna and ASM battled it out in the annual softball tournament. This was a welcome return of this event after not being able to host it last year due to COVID. After the long year of the pandemic, it was great to have everyone come back together again in person for some friendly competition. As we say “Two companies one team, except on the field…” and the players all showed they were there to win. When all was said and done ASM held on to their trophy after initially being crowned the champions in 2019 the streak continues in 2021. The players and spectators all enjoyed the food and the beautiful weather after the game. Kickball is coming soon so keep your eye on W2W!
ASM is Hiring
Jonathan Robarge Promoted to Paramedic Preceptor!
A few words from Jonathan:
I’ve been working at ASM for about 3 years now. During my time here I’ve seen and admired the quality of paramedics and the higher caliber we hold our own too. I’ve always been interested in educating and helping be part of the group to make such strong, independent providers. I’m excited to begin this process of preceptor and helping our new paramedics become confident and reach their full potential.
ASM’s Newest Preceptor
Having been a member of the training cadre here at the Ambulance Service of Manchester for a number of years I’ve had the opportunity to further educate many of my peers throughout different stages of their careers. However, with this new opportunity I am thrilled to have the honor and privilege to mold newly licensed paramedics into competent and professional advanced level critical care pre-hospital providers. I look forward not only to upholding the expectations and reputation the precepting program here at the Ambulance Service of Manchester has maintained over the years, but also to strive to produce some of the best paramedics the Ambulance Service of Manchester and the State of Connecticut has ever seen.
Rebuilding Together 2021
On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, Ambulance Service of Manchester employees, friends, and family members will participate in the Town of Manchester’s 29th annual Rebuilding Together Event. The “First-Responder Group” will be led by Tim Lachappelle and will make up only a small portion of volunteers as nearly 1200 individuals registered for the workday. If you are interested in participating please contact Tim Lachappelle, ASM Team Leader for details.
REBUILDING TOGETHER is part of a National non-profit organization called Rebuilding Together. The goal of this organization is to bring communities together in efforts to assist those in need of general home repair and improvements.
This is a volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners. The program targets the elderly, disabled and families with children, so they may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence. REBUILDING TOGETHER is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions of time and money. After months of planning and preparation, the program culminates on a National rebuilding usually the last Saturday in April. All repairs are completed on that one day.
Front Line Family Update
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Donating Blood
MANCHESTER- On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 Ambulance Service of Manchester will host our seventh American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Employees, friends, family, and community members are welcome to participate. Put on your green, and come share a pint with us! Please click on the link below to register in advance.
Utilizing Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes
I think one of the greatest things about being a paramedic at the Ambulance Service of Manchester is having access to some of the highest quality equipment, paired with advanced level high fidelity training. For example, we are one of the only services in the State of Connecticut whom supplies a multimode ventilator with BiPAP capabilities on every single paramedic level ambulance and fly-car. These advanced ventilators allow us not only to provide high-quality advanced critical care interfacility transports but also allow us to provide ICU level care in the field to our high acuity emergent patients in any of the communities in which we serve.
Meet the Newest Members of the Team: ASM Hires Three
Tim LaChappelle Celebrates 15 Years of Service
MANCHESTER — On February 2nd, 2021, ASM’s Tim LaChappelle, celebrated 15 years of service with the Ambulance Service of Manchester. In 2013 Tim was promoted to the position of Field Supervisor and took on additional responsibilities as a Preceptor for ASM’s Paramedic program.
Congratulations and thank you for the hard work and dedication.
ASM Prepares for Family Feud
ASM Supports Manchester High School Students Vision
Gentle Love Diaper Pantry is a youth-run nonprofit organization based in Manchester, CT that connects families who face economic barriers with diapers and other baby essentials. The organization was started by Kyle Zingler, a junior at Manchester High School, with the support of some of his classmates including Alexandra Hamza, Jabari Murphy, along with his sister Julia Zingler and her close friend, Sylvia Squatrito. One day in early April, Kyle’s mother, who works as the Director of Family, School, and Community Partnerships for Vernon Public Schools, described her struggles of connecting a mother involved in a domestic violence incident with diapers. Kyle was motivated to solve this injustice after learning that there were no diaper or baby supply pantries accessible to families in his community. After further research he also found that diapers were not covered under SNAP or WIC programs and that they amounted to a substantial expense for families, costing $70-$80 per a child per month. Since their launch in June, they have collected over 45,000 diapers, 37,000 wipes, and hundreds of other baby products through community drives which have been distributed through the MACC Food Pantry, the MPS Welcome Center, and the ECHN Family Development Center.
ASM’s Laura McHuge and Mona Mercure present Kyle Zingler with a donation for Gentle Love Diaper Pantry
Justin Craig Celebrates 5 Years of Service with ASM
ASM is proud to congratulate Emergency Medical Technician, Justin Craig. ASM would like to thank you for your tireless effort to serve our community. Justin celebrated 5 years of service on February, 1st. Congratulations Justin!
ECHN Lifesaving Award
MANCHESTER – On Friday, January 29th, the ECHN Lifesaving award was given to members of Manchester Fire & Rescue, and Ambulance Service of Manchester. Awards were presented to:
ASM EMT, Timothy Gunnoud
MFRE Firefighter/Paramedic, Bryan Mathiau
ASM EMT, Ileana Morales
MFRE Fire Lieutenant, Moria Perez
Dr. Alyssa Sexton EMS Medical Director and Marge Letitia EMS Clinical Coordinator presented the Life-Saving award for a December call that resulted in the confirmed resuscitation of a patient. Ambulance Service of Manchester would like to congratulate everyone involved.