Andrew Hedberg Celebrates 10 Years at ASM

ASM is proud to recognize Andrew Hedberg who celebrates 10 years of service this month. In addition to his responsibilities as an EMS-I, Drew is a Driving Training Officer, Field Training Officer, teaches CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens and initial EMT classes at Manchester High School for the program that is run for students wanting to become EMT’s. We would like to thank Drew for his hard work and dedication to both the company and our community. Congratulations Drew!

FREE Tax Prep for First Responders

To show our DEEP APPRECIATION for the work THEY do EVERYDAY

(Do you have family or friends who do this critical work?)

Borgida & Company, P.C(Manchester office only) is offering free federal & State of CT income tax preparation and submission of 2019 personal (1040) tax returns to First Responders* who live and/or work in Manchester, CT. The program will run from June 1, until September 1, 2020. First Responders are encouraged to contact us ASAP as the returns will be completed on a first come, first served basis.

*For the purpose of this promotion, First Responders include: Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) & Emergency Medical Services (EMS), also Law Enforcement including State Troopers, Sheriffs, Sheriff’s Deputies and Local Police.

Requirements:

>First Responders must show proof in the form of an ID badge and one mail item with home address.

>First Responders must contact Borgida & Company, P.C. between June 1, through September 1, 2020 and the returns will be completed on a first come, first served basis.

>First Responders must sign Borgida & Company “work authorization” letter, provide copy of 2018 income tax returns and complete a new client questionnaire between from June 1 through September 1, 2020. Click on the link below if you are interested!

Manchester High Students Get Ready for NREMT

Manchester High School students Ciera Moore and Liya Jose practice for the NREMT with ASM’s Sean Norton. Ambulance Service of Manchester and Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS created this program last year with the cooperation with the Manchester Board of Education with the intent of bring more qualified and diversified candidates into the world of Emergency Medical Service.   This year’s class offered unique challenges due to the pandemic and the students were able to successfully switch to an online class format and complete their course work.  By the end of June the class will be testing for their NREMT EMT certification.

MACC Charities Donates Food for ASM Crews

On Friday, May 29th Manchester Area Conference of Churches provided Ambulance Service of Manchester crews with a delicious lunch. Chef Luke and Chef Ferdinand prepared an amazing meal and then delivered it with the help of Outreach Worker Mark Nadeau. Crews enjoyed a hot chicken meal, beautiful salad, and topped it all off with the best cake for dessert. ASM would like to thank Beth Stafford and everyone at M.A.C.C. for this thoughtful donation!

ASM Attends Bennet Academy for Career Day

MANCHESTER — On March 11th, 2020, ASM’s Cheryl Everest and Matthew Kleza attended Bennet Academy’s Career Day to speak with 5th and 6th grade children about career opportunities as EMT’s and Paramedics. The students rotated through a number of stations in small groups and were able to ask questions and spend time in the areas that interested them. Members of Manchester Police Department and Manchester Fire & Rescue EMS were also in attendance. If interested in a career in EMS while attending Manchester High School, the students will be able to enroll in the EMT program hosted by ASM’s education department in conjunction with MFRE.

ASM Participates in Local Career Day

MANCHESTER- On February 11th, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester’s Sean Gregg participated in “Career Day” at the Manchester KinderCare. Organized by the Center Director, the day encouraged kids to ask questions and learn about all the different jobs that they could pursue in the future. 

ASM Participates in Manchester’s Early Childhood Fair, 2020!

MANCHESTER — On February 22, 2020, ASM’s Kyle Caldwell and Sean Gregg participated in Manchester Youth Service Bureau’s Early Childhood Fair held at Manchester High School. Parents and kids had the opportunity to find out what resources are available for the upcoming year in Manchester. The fair is geared for kids from birth to 8 years old. ASM has participated in this event for nine consecutive years.

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.