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.
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.
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.
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
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!
ASM is proud to recognize Paramedic, Robert Balkun who celebrates 15 years of service this month. Congratulations Rob!
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.
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!
This morning, “Dr. Santa” fulfilled holiday wishes as he administered the first of many Covid-19 Vaccines ECHN received to frontline healthcare workers.