Love our First Responders Event in Manchester

MANCHESTER — On Valentine’s Day, the staff and residents of Arbors of Hop Brook Retirement Community graciously hosted a “Love our First Responders” breakfast demonstrating their appreciation and respect for The Ambulance Service of Manchester, Manchester Police Department, and Manchester Fire Department. Mayor Jay Moran returned to this annual event as well while agency members took a to moment relax with staff and residents. In addition, The Arbors staff presented Phyllis DiGioia Honor Wellness with a check for their continued work providing First Responders with counseling services.

ASM Hosts Local Girl Scout Troop

Manchester- On February 12th, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester’s Kayla Fortin and Danielle Chowaniec had the opportunity to work with Girl Scout Troop 10862. The girls learned about the 911 system, toured the ASM facility and worked towards their first aid badges. (Picture approved by parents and Troop Leaders).

Girl Scout Troop Visits ASM

South Windsor- On January 21st, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester’s Gregory Derosier had the opportunity to work with Girl Scout Troop 10912 from South Windsor. The troop enjoyed a tour of the building while Greg fielded questions from the visitors in the patient compartment of Alpha 11. (Pictures approved by parents and Troop Leaders).

ASM Hosts MCSC Meeting

MANCHESTER – On January 9th, ASM hosted the Manchester Community Services Council Meeting. Over 30 people attended along with “Wonder” the Fidelco Guide dog in training. The Manchester Community Services Council, or MCSC, is dedicated to supporting community alliances that remove barriers to human services as a critical component for enhancing the quality of life for all Manchester residents. The goal of this monthly meeting is to:

  • Identify and discuss social service needs
  • Hear presentations by local experts
  • Network with like-minded peers and community members 
  • Support scholarships for higher education and skills training

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MCSC

ASM 2019 “Community Threads” Coat Drive Half Way Point

MANCHESTER-The half-way results are in for the third annual Coat Drive lead by ASM’s Laura McHugh. Office staff and Road Crews pitched in and rounded up gently used coats, gloves, scarves and hats for this end of year donation. Thus far, 32 jackets, 18 scarves, 25 hats and 59 pairs of gloves made their way into our community.  All donations were delivered to the Manchester Area Conference of Churches (M.A.C.C.) clothing store “Community Threads” located at 466 Main Street in Manchester. 

CT Children’s and State Police Toy Drive in Pictures – 2019

The 2019 “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive was again a great success. Below you will find a collage of pictures from the days spent collecting toys for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thank you to ASM and Aetna employees, friends and families for their continued involvement and dedication to this event.

STATE POLICE “STUFF A CRUISER” TOY DRIVE

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

Schedule:

Thursday, December 12th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, December 13th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 15th, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Locations:

Walmart Manchester – 420 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT

Walmart East Windsor – 44 Prospect Hill Rd, East Windsor, CT

Walmart Newington– 3164 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111

Walmart Rocky Hill: 80 Town Line Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

ASM Supports 83rd Manchester Road Race

MANCHESTER – On November 28th, 2019, ASM started Thanksgiving bright and early in preparation for the 83rd Annual Manchester Road Race. Ambulance Service of Manchester has been providing medical support coverage along with Manchester Fire & Rescue EMS since 1991. ASM also coordinates and oversees all medical communications on race day and is proud to be a part of this historic tradition.


11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive Results!

HARTFORD COURANT

by Jesse Leavenworth

Volunteers with the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive unload donations from an ambulance at MACC Charities in Manchester. (Courtesy of Patrick Gleason/ASM)

Organizers of the Emergency of Hunger food drive gathered ample donations of food and cash over the past two weekends at area supermarkets.

Police officers, firefighters, ambulance crews and other volunteers collected 645 turkeys, 21,334 food items and $31,003 in cash, food drive spokesman Patrick Gleason of Ambulance Service of Manchester said.

Collections were made at supermarkets in Manchester, Vernon and South Windsor. All donations are to benefit food pantries in the participating towns.

This was the 11th year of the drive. In 2009, when the effort was focused only on Manchester, a total of $2,405.78 in cash and checks and 155 turkeys were collected, along with an unspecified number of nonperishable food items. The total value of food and monetary donations was $14,265.78, an organizer said.

Participants this year included Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon police officers and firefighters and representatives of Manchester Police Explorers, Ambulance Service of Manchester, South Windsor Rotary Club, Highland Park Market, Stop & Shop supermarkets, Geissler’s supermarket in South Windsor, Manchester Area Conference of Churches Charities, South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank and Hockanum Valley Community Council.

Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com

Weekend 2 of 11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive!

This weekend, Ambulance Service of Manchester will be collecting food at the following locations for our 11th Annual “Emergency of Hunger Food Drive. We hope to see you soon!  

  • Stop & Shop in Manchester, 318 West Middle Turnpike 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in South Windsor, 1739 Ellington Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Geissler’s Supermarket, South Windsor, 965 Sullivan Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in Vernon, 10 Pitkin Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop in the Rockville section of Vernon, 50 Windsorville Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aetna Teams up with CREST and WPD for Cub Scout Event

Wethersfield: On Thursday November 14h, Ofc . DiLoreto (WPD) and Lt. Buonanducci (SWPD), both members of the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team, along with Aetna Ambulance personnel, helped Cub Scout Pack 33 with first aid training. The Scouts learned about common medical emergencies, how to safely help others, and how to call for assistance in preparation for their upcoming hike. The Scouts also toured the armored vehicle and ambulance.

11th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive!

HARTFORD COURANT

by Jesse Leavenworth

Kyle Caldwell, left, and Dave Tedeschi, emergency medical technicians with Ambulance Service of Manchester, at the 2013 Emergency of Hunger Food Drive.

Kyle Caldwell, left, and Dave Tedeschi, emergency medical technicians with Ambulance Service of Manchester, at the 2013 Emergency of Hunger Food Drive. (Courtesy of Ambulance Service of Manchester)

First responders and other volunteers in Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon will be collecting food and cash donations to stock area food pantries, starting in Manchester on Saturday and Sunday.

Coordinated by the Ambulance Service of Manchester, the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive is in its 11th year. This year, Highland Park Market is joining the effort, hosting collections at the Manchester store, food drive spokesman Patrick Gleason said.

Along with police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews, participants include the Manchester Area Conference of Churches, Hockanum Valley Community Council, South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, Police Explorers and Rotary Club members.

On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will be collecting turkeys, chickens, non-perishable food items, cash and gift cards at Highland Park Market, 317 Highland St., and Stop & Shop supermarket, 318 West Middle Turnpike. Collections on both days are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Collections are to continue on Nov. 23 and 24 at both Manchester locations and at the South Windsor Stop & Shop, 1739 Ellington Road; Geissler’s supermarket in South Windsor, 965 Sullivan Ave.; Stop & Shop in Vernon, 10 Pitkin Road; and the Stop & Shop in the Rockville section of Vernon, 50 Windsorville Road.

Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com

ASM Visits SWFD for School Visit

SOUTH WINDSOR – On Monday, November 11, 2019 ASM EMT’s Jenna Kinghorn and Justin Craig visited Station 3 of South Windsor Fire Department to assist the FD with a local school visit. During the event, over 80 2nd grade children participated in a discussion covering both medical and fire related emergencies and had the opportunity to tour the ambulance and fire apparatuses.