Ambulance Service of Manchester is proud to recognize Supervisor Michael Sparks, who celebrates 20 years of service this month. Congratulations Mike!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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
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.
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.
Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.