No Shave November is officially here! ASM and Aetna are encouraging employees to put down their razors in an effort to raise awareness for men’s health!
Official Rules for Team ASM-Aetna
Road personnel are required to follow all OSHA requirements and adhere to the grooming policies outlined in the ASM and Aetna employee manuals.
One “Beard” Team Captain from ASM and one “Beard” Team Captain from Aetna will be selected based on popular vote at month end.
Alternates from each company will selected following results in the same fashion.
Anonymous votes will be collected inside dispatch at 10-1 for ASM and Station A for Aetna.
Prizes for the four respective winners will be distributed by the management team in early December.
ASM and Aetna will be contributing to the Movember Foundationat the end of the month.Employees, family members and friendshave the opportunity to contribute as well by following the link to Team ASM-Aetna provided below.
To learn more about the cause and donate to the Movember Foundation please:
HARTFORD- On Sunday, October 27th, Aetna Ambulance, along with numerous local sponsors, participated in “Connecticut’s largest Halloween Trick or Treat” community event at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Thousands of children and families attended the second annual event.
MANCHESTER- On October 21st and 22nd, Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted NETEC (National Ebola Training and Education Center) for a one day program designed for Emergency Medical Services. This program teaches the participant how to identify a potentially infectious patient and how to safely handle and transport them. During the class, participants learned how to prepare their ambulance and how to properly don and doff protective gear, including the PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator). Multiple agencies participated in this training and ASM would like to thank the Connecticut Department of Public Health for sponsoring it. For more information on NETEC, please CLICK HERE.
MANCHESTER- On Monday October 14th, 2019 Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted its fourth American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Numerous employees, friends, family, and community members participated in the day-long event. ASM has committed to hosting a drive at least twice a year. Thank you to all of the new and returning donors and we look forward to the next event!
HARTFORD — On October 16th, 2019, one paramedic and five EMTs were added to the Aetna team. As part of our continued growth, Aetna and ASM 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.
ASM’s Kayla Fortin and Amie Lacasse spent this past Sunday morning supporting the Lowe’s “Safety Day” event in South Windsor. Stores across the country worked with local EMS agencies to educate families about equipping their homes with accident preventing devices. Children had the opportunity to work side by side building wooden trucks with Ambulance Service of Manchester staff and members of South Windsor Police Department.
MANCHESTER – As of October 10th 2019, ASM’s Orlando Diaz has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves. Orlando was hired at the Ambulance Service of Manchester in February 2017. He offered the following sentiment:
“Precepting with ASM was truly an unbelievable experience. ASM covers a large area, which opened up great opportunities for newer Paramedics, like myself. Learning how to work with volunteers and managing a scene appropriately was one of my favorite parts of precepting. I also appreciated the time my preceptors took to share their experiences. I look forward to being cleared for independent medical control, as well as continuing to learn while providing the best possible care for my patients.”
As with all precepting phases at ASM, Orlando’s 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 Orlando the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.
Year three fundraising for Team ASM-Aetna was a great success. Through the efforts of our employees, family members, and friends, we were able to raise a total of $2,280 for Breast Cancer Research. In addition, Team ASM-Aetna returned for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk this past Sunday, at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. Thank you to everyone involved for your generous contributions and dedication to the cause.