Ever Wonder What it Takes to Become an ASM Instructor?
Accident Scene Management (ASM) Instructors are our boots on the ground! We are proud of the many motorcyclists, who are also healthcare providers, who have stepped up to serve the motorcycle community by teaching ASM classes. Because our classes are medical in nature, we want to make sure that the people who are teaching have the proper credentials to do so. For that reason, all ASM Lead instructors must be both a motorcyclist and EMT, equivalent, or higher in medical education. Our team currently consists of Combat Medics, EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors.
We also have a second level of instructor who may not have the minimum requirement for becoming a Lead instructor immediately after training. Our level 2 instructors can teach anything that a Lead instructor can teach but they may not teach without a Lead instructor present for the duration of the class. This is a requirement due to the nature of what we teach and the many questions that our students have. A level 2 instructor initially needs to be paired with a Lead instructor. After teaching a number of classes with a lead, a level two instructor can be recommended to advance to lead instructor. That recommendation must come from a lead instructor that they have been teaching with and must be approved by the ASM office.
In order to improve access to instructors and classes, the co-founder of Road Guardians, Chris Hawver, donated a motorcycle that was given away in a sweepstakes this past summer. The proceeds from that event is specifically being used to find and train instructors areas where we currently do not have instructors! At this moment we are training our 5th instructor using those funds. We raised enough to train 15 new instructors so we have 10 spaces left. If you are a health care professional who rides a motorcycle and you are interested in teaching ASM classes, please check out our website. You can see where we currently have instructors. You can also see where we need instructors.
How does a person get started? Fill out an application on the website with supporting documentation and that will get the ball rolling. If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
75% of the training is virtual but in order to complete your training you will need to physically take an ASM class taught by an Instructor Trainer (IT).
Do you know someone who would make a great ASM instructor? Please send them our way. I can tell you from personal experience that being able to combine my medical training with something motorcycle related has been very satisfying. The more people we get trained the better off we will all be.
Vicki Sanfelipo, RN
ASM Instructor Trainer