EAST HARTFORD – On Saturday, October 31st, the town of East Hartford held a socially distant “Trunk or Treat Drive” sponsored by the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Pratt & Whitney. Ambulance Service of Manchester participated in this event handing out treats to each car along with other local companies and organizations. Over 500 cars rolled down the Pratt and Whitney Airstrip, while groups tossed candies into the trucks of passing vehicles. Kids and parents seemed to enjoy this amazing event and collected over 2500 from the ASM group!
MANCHESTER – On Friday, October 30th, Fred Brown, Director of Marketing & Member Development at Northeast Family Federal Credit Union in Manchester gave the ASM Office Staff and crews and Early Halloween gift of Munson’s Chocolate bars. ASM would like to thank Fred and all of his coworkers for this thoughtful gesture of support.
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.
ECHN was honored to host a First Responder’s Day celebration on October 28th, 2020 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. We are grateful for our First Responder’s commitment to serving and protecting people within our community and thank them for their endless dedication and bravery. They are an integral part of our healthcare team and we are proud to have them as partners!
Director of Business Development, ECHN
ECHN Life Saving Award goes to South Windsor Police, Public Safety Dispatcher Rachel Burnham, Sgt. Ronald Littell, Officer Heather LaRock, and Officer Edmund Klein who helped delivered a breech birth while Rodney Bailey EMT-P and Jeff Rasmussen EMT-P from ASM provided post birth care. Congratulations on a job well done!
MANCHESTER- On Monday October 19th, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester hosted its fifth American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Here are the results:
“On behalf of the American Red Cross and the hospital patients we serve, I wanted to say thank you for hosting our blood drive at ASM-Aetna on Monday, October 19th. We couldn’t help the hospital patients in need without dedicated sponsors like you that allow the Red Cross to collect lifesaving blood, plasma, and platelets. We are so grateful to have your support!
I am happy to report that we had a fantastic turn out on Monday with 28 successful donations. That is 4 donations over our goal. Wahoo! Here is a quick recap of the results:
33 donors registered, 1 QNS, 2 first time donors, 3 donors deferred and 28 units collected
With this, we will be able to help 84 hospital patients in need of blood, plasma and platelets. Thank You!“
Special attention was taken to ensure all of the employees, community members, and Red Cross staff maintained proper social distancing and followed all CDC guidelines during this event.
On Tuesday, October 20th, crews from Ambulance Service of Manchester were treated to a delicious hot breakfast by Chef Ryan. Lucy Harrington, Sales and Marketing Director from The Residence at South Windsor Farms, recruited Chef Ryan to create this amazing breakfast for more than 30 crew and staff members. Some crews enjoyed the breakfast prior to their shift, while other crews already on the road took turns rolling through. Breakfast consisted of eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and fresh fruit cups. Of course, no breakfast is complete without orange juice and fresh coffee. All of us at ASM would like to thank both Lucy and Chef Ryan and all the other people at The Residence at South Windsor Farms for making all of our days a little brighter. Thank you!
MANCHESTER- On Monday, October 16th, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester will host our fifth American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Employees, friends, family, and community members are welcome to participate. Please click on the link below to register in advance.
n 2015 I was hired at ASM as an EMT. This allowed me to practice my skills and transition into the role of a paramedic student at Capital Community College. After my graduation from the paramedic program I was able to begin precepting. I enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside Josh, Tim, Dave, and Matt over the course of several weeks to gain practice in the field and work towards independent dispatch. Their wealth of knowledge and consistent encouragement, paired with a variety of calls, allowed me to push myself, grow and learn. Their support, as well as my coworkers, has now allowed me to confidently start my work as an independent paramedic.
EAST HARTFORD – On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, Riverside Health Care organized a drive-through breakfast for local First Responders. Administrator Karen Chadderton, along with her team put together the event to show support and appreciation for Police, Fire, and EMS. Breakfast consisted of hot sandwiches, fresh fruit cups, and of course, lots of coffee. Ambulance Service of Manchester, East Hartford Fire Department, and East Hartford Police Department crews rotated through while observing social distancing protocols. ASM would like to thank Ms. Chadderton, Michael Bernardi, Laura Fault, and Maggie Roane for the well-planned and thoughtful gesture.
On September 11th members of the South Windsor Fire Department and Police department gathered with residents of South Windsor to commemorate the loss of nearly 3000 lives on 09/11. Paramedic, Jeffery Rasmussen and EMT Raymond Philbrick represented ASM and joined more than three dozen people attending the memorial that took place at South Windsor Fire Department Headquarters memorial garden.
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 would like to thank all of the faculty and staff from Farmington High School, with special recognition to Olivia Giuffria, for creating and sharing this amazing video for ASM and Aetna Ambulance. Words can’t express how much we appreciate your support and encouragement during these challenging times. We are all in this together! Click here.
Working and precepting at ASM encouraged me to grow as an entry-level provider. The preceptors that I’ve worked with have been knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers, and held me to the highest standards. I feel lucky to work here and gain experience with emergencies, critical transports, as well as having the unique opportunity to learn ventilator management. I am excited to further my career with ASM and become the provider I aspire to be.
MANCHESTER — On August 10th, 2020, four EMTs were added to the ASM team. As part of our continued growth, Aetna and ASM seek 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.