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!
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!
The ASM and Aetna Ambulance billing office wearing all their purple to honor and spread awareness on World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Team ASM-Aetna is participating in PanCan’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. If you would like more information please reach out to our Reimbursement Manager, Amy Griskus. Click the link to donate.https://secure.pancan.org/…/PurpleStride/PurpleStride…
Aetna Ambulance Service is extremely honored to be celebrating 75 years of service in the city of Hartford. Founded in 1945 by Howard and Herman Grady, Aetna Ambulance arose in response to the Ringling Brothers Circus fire that occurred in Hartford on July 6, 1944, claiming 138 souls.
The Grady Family was deeply moved by the loss of life as a result of this catastrophe, therefore they recognized a need for a full-time ambulance company. It is very likely that given the expanse of this tragedy, the community wanted to prevent it from ever happening again. Aetna Ambulance was started and was run out of the Grady family home and the flower shop on Wethersfield Avenue. It was common for the Grady gentlemen to be called out of family events, holiday dinners, and in the middle of bad weather or snowstorms to assist the local residents. They felt a very deep desire to help others in need, so they also went out into the community to teach first aid classes as well as sitting on the EMS Advisory board.
Now that being said, much has happened in the past 75 years, even the last 15 years. We would not be here today if it wasn’t for our dedicated employees. It is a point of pride for Aetna employees that the company has such a rich history.
MANCHESTER — On October, 26th, 2020, ASM welcomed 4 new EMTs to our team. As part of our continued growth, ASM seeks out only the best candidates. We look 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.
On Tuesday September, 1st Aetna Ambulance and Ambulance Service of Manchester joined forces with State Representative, Geoff Luxenberg and others to clean Keeney Park in Hartford. Staff from both companies arrived early and collected trash and large objects along the Windsor Avenue Park entrance in Hartford. Hands on Hartford is willing and able to provide volunteer opportunities to directly impact the communities we work and live in. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing organization just click on the link below.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”. Martin Luther King
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!