ASM’s Vinnie Maston Presents to Mended Hearts’ Greater Hartford Chapter

ASM's Vinnie Maston presents to Mended Hearts

ASM's Vinnie Maston presents to Mended Hearts

HARTFORD — On March 21st, ASM Paramedic Supervisor Vinnie Maston presented to the Greater Hartford Chapter of “Mended Hearts”. The chapter requested an speaker from the EMS community to present examples of the cutting edge technology presently in use in the field.

According to their website, Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been “offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.” Continue reading

Assisting the ALS Provider Class: Open to Outside Agencies

Assisting with ALS CareHave you ever wondered, “Where is the Paramedic headed with this line of treatment?” or “Is there more I can do to help the Paramedic render rapid and effective care?”  Well here is your answer Continue reading

Fundraiser in Memory of Officer John Marvin

John Marvin and FamilyApril 6th, 4pm-2am at Margarita’s Restaurant, 350 Robert’s Street, East Hartford. 

All proceeds go to benefit the Jack E. Marvin Scholarship Fund. Come join family and friends of John Marvin to celebrate his life and care for his son’s future.

John was a Hartford Police Officer killed in a motor vehicle accident on January 27, 2012. Prior to serving as a police officer he had worked as an EMT for the Ambulance Service of Manchester.

Can’t attend?  Information on where to send donations can be found here… Continue reading

ASM’s Alpha Five: Volume 1: “The Johnson Medic”

Johnson Memorial Medical Center and Ambulance Service of Manchester

Johnson Memorial Medical Center and Ambulance Service of Manchester

STAFFORD SPRINGS —  The Ambulance Service of Manchester’s (ASM) Alpha Five has been stationed at Johnson Memorial Medical Center for over eight years.

This transport-capable paramedic unit was initially stationed there at the request of JMMC in order to secure immediate transport of a certain population of critical patients.

In a short period of time the surrounding towns began calling on Alpha Five to provide “paramedic intercepts” as part of their 911 response and the moniker “The Johnson Medic” soon became commonly used.

Originally the service to the hospital and the towns was provided on a 12 hour (peak hour) basis. Soon the hospital and the surrounding towns realized Continue reading

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Mike Mayo Completes Precepting Phase

ASM's Mike Mayo Completes Precepting
(L to R): ECHN’s Marge Letitia, ASM’s Mike Mayo and Mike Panciera

MANCHESTER — As of March 14, 2012, ASM’s Mike Mayo 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 Sue Allen and Paramedic Supervisor Mike Panciera. 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, Continue reading

The Ultimate Lifesaver? How Aetna and ASM Ambulance Stack Up – Vol. 1

ASM and Aetna Ambulance Paramedics Operate LifePak 15s

ASM and Aetna Ambulance Paramedics Operate LifePak 15s

A recent Wall Street Journal article described cutting edge equipment, techniques and skills in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that are changing patient outcomes, revolutionizing care and sharpening the leading edge of the EMS industry.

Read the Wall Street Journal article here…

So how do Aetna and ASM match up against The Ultimate Lifesaver?

Volume 1: Cardiac Monitors Continue reading

“Thank you for being so competent and kind”

Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM)MANCHESTERCongratulations to ASM’s Rob Bilodeau and Bob Anderson. Nice work!

A letter received by ASM:

“It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since my family called 911 around 3 am on the morning of February 21, 2011 because I was having difficulty breathing. Help arrived quickly, with little fuss, and I was soon on my way to Saint Francis Hospital during the beginning of yet another snowstorm.

“After a battery of tests, it was determined that I was suffering from Continue reading

City of Hartford a HEARTSafe Community – Aetna Ambulance Part of the Team

HeartSafe Community City of Hartford Aetna Ambulance

Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks about Hartford's Designation as a HEARTSafe Community

HARTFORD — In a letter from the Central Area Health Education Center, Inc, (Central AHEC): We would like to thank you all for your collaborations, support, and efforts in helping make the City of Hartford a “HEARTSafe Community”.

With collaboration from Central AHEC and Hartford Hospital’s EMS Education Department, the City of Hartford was officially designated by the Department of Public Health as a “HEARTSafe Community” on Thursday February 23rd, 2012. Continue reading

RHS Student Details Ambulance Job Shadow

Rockville High School Job ShadowMANCHESTER —

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to job shadow EMTs of ASM out of Manchester, Connecticut. There is no doubt that this experience was very beneficial and worth going to. Since I was a little kid, I have had an interest in become a Paramedic, and this was a big contribution on making a final decision. Continue reading

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Rockville High Student Describes Ambulance Job Shadow Experience

ASM's Sean Norton shows Corrine the inside of the ambulance

ASM's Sean Norton shows Corrine the inside of the ambulance


On February 7, 2012 I took part in Rockville High School and Ambulance Service of Manchester’s joint job shadow and I was lucky enough to get first hand knowledge on what exactly goes on with EMT’s.

I was fortunate enough to see Continue reading