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. 

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. 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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.

Cody Lemire, Paramedic

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 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.

Meet the Newest Members of the Team: ASM Hires Four – 2021

From left to right: Cameron Schmelter, Kristina Catterfeld, Karen Hopper and Alicia Hillyer

MANCHESTER — On January 25th, 2021 four EMTs were added to the ASM team. As part of our continued growth, ASM looks 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. If you’re interested in applying please click on the link below.

Click here for application

ASM & Aetna Engage FOAMfrat for Continuing Education

FOAMfrat is excited to add Ambulance Service of Manchester & Aetna Ambulance Service to our team of corporate partners. Sam and I are extremely impressed with the drive for clinical excellence seen in our interactions with both of these programs. Our team looks forward to working with you this year!

Welcome to the team ASM & Aetna!

https://www.foamfrat.com/partner

ASM Blood Drive Results

MANCHESTER- On Thursday, December 31st, 2020 ASM hosted its sixth American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Numerous employees, friends, and family members participated in the day-long event. Aetna and ASM have committed to hosting a drive twice a year.

A note from the Red Cross:

Thank you for helping to save lives with the American Red Cross. When you made the commitment to sponsor a blood drive, you helped save lives. Your efforts have helped boost the community blood supply and ensure hospital patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

Your Recent Blood Drive Results: Your blood drive registered 28 donors and collected 25 pints of blood. The donations collected will help 75 hospital patients with blood, plasma and platelets.

Thank you for your gifts of time and support. We truly appreciate your generosity. The patients who have benefited from the blood collected at your blood drive are beyond grateful.