Aetna supports our community by providing standby medical service at community events and gatherings throughout our service area. Aetna also visits schools, church groups, and community organizations to provide education on how the EMS system works and other health and safety information. To request a demonstration or standby EMS service for your event or a presentation by an Aetna crew or member of management, contact us at (860) 647-9798 x 249 or use the form below.

Aetna employees are actively volunteering time in the communities served and members of our company staff are serving in leadership roles in support of local, non-profit agencies with projects that are changing lives.

Aetna – ASM Public Presentations
Presentations and demonstrations are a service provided as part of our public communication and community outreach programs. Our audiences include healthcare professionals, pre-school to college classes, association conferences, civic clubs, scout troops, and neighborhood associations on a variety of topics.

  • A Career in EMS
    This informative presentation is appropriate for children 13 and older wanting to learn about careers in pre-hospital emergency care or for those trying to decide on a field of study for college. The speaker talks about the rewarding careers available in the Emergency Medical Services industry, the educational requirements, levels of certification, nature of work, work schedules, and employment outlook.
  • A Day in the Life of a Paramedic
    This presentation is appropriate for adults ages 18 and older wanting to understand how their local 9-1-1 EMS system works and learn more about what it is like to work as a member of an ambulance crew daily. The speaker takes you on a virtual journey with an ambulance crew and you experience what it is like in the front seat of an ambulance responding to a call, the emotions and sometimes chaotic circumstances these professionals deal with on an hourly basis. You will ride in the back of the ambulance caring for a patient whose life depends on your ability to hold it all together and make the right decisions.
  • Medicare, Medicaid & Ambulances – What You Really Need to Know
    This informative presentation is appropriate for Medical Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Transportation Coordinators, Case Managers, and Hospital Administrators that are uncertain about what Medicare and Medicaid will or will not pay for regarding ambulance services. The speaker will define what Medicare and Medicaid consider ambulance transport, the various levels of services provided by EMS, and what transportation services Medicare and Medicaid will and will not provide reimbursements for. They will review line-by-line and provide detailed instructions in the proper completion of the Physician Certification Statement. This presentation is appropriate for department meetings and small groups or association conferences.

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Charitable, Civic, and Community Work

Through our corporate giving, sponsorship of local events, and providing an in-kind donation of equipment and services, we have and continue to positively impact the quality of life in our community and communities around the world.

Community Events:


  • Lowe’s Home Improvement Safety Fair
  • Crayons for Cancer Fair
  • The Emergency of Hunger Food Drive
  • Manchester Early Childhood Fair
  • Manchester CERT Team Graduation
  • Rockville High School Goundhog Day Job Shadow
  • CCMC State Police Toy Drive
  • CREC Public Safety Academy – Orientation and Training
  • Manchester Community College Graduation
  • Willimantic Boombox Parade
  • Manchester Farm Day – Lutz Museum
  • Lutz Museum Touch-a-Truck
  • Manchester Heritage Week
  • Concert in the Park Series
  • Washington School Fun Day, Manchester
  • Hartford Distributors Memorial Picnic
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Safe Kids Day
  • Windham Hospital EMS – EMS Week Open House
  • Polaris Center Public Safety Open House
  • CCMC Vertical Evacuation Drill
  • AHEC Partnership
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation

Boards and Committees:

  • Capital Community College Paramedic Program Advisory Board
  • Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee – ESF 8
  • Capitol Region Emergency Planning
  • Committee – Region 3 EMS Strike Team Leader
  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network Chiefs of Service Committee
  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network Board of Corporators
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Manchester Public Safety, Chiefs of Service Committee
  • Manchester Heart Safe Community Committee
  • Manchester School Readiness Council
  • Manchester Shattered Dreams Committee
  • Manchester Road Race Committee
  • North Central Area Agency on Aging
  • North Central District Health Department
  • Rotary Club of Manchester
  • Tolland Windham County Mutual Aid Ambulance Association

Request a Demonstration or Standby

Fill out the form below to request standby medical service for community events, or to request a presentation about Aetna, ASM, the EMS system, or related health & safety topics. You will be contacted to confirm ambulance attendance. Our services are subject to an hourly charge depending on the nature or the event. Priority is given to events conducted by charity and non-profit organizations. Charges may be waived for certain events and organizations on a case by case basis.

Note: Standby EMS services can only be provided in locations where Aetna or ASM is the primary service area provider. Please call (860) 647-9798 x 249 for more information.