Accident Scene Management / Road Guardians

First Response Education

  • Motorcycle crash scene

    Biker Down

    I am writing about a horrifying incident that occurred over this past weekend within our motorcycle group. Michele, Roxanne, Steve and I received our Basic, Advanced and Instructors ASM certification from Vicki Sanfelipo in Santa Cruz last fall and we all happened to be on this ride together. I can tell you that I have...
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    Turn One

    Down but Not Out! By: Turn One Radio Host Melissa J When I was touring Italy on my motorcycle my bike went down. There were a few things I remember vividly, as if they happened just days ago: 1. Pushing the bike away while sliding (like we were trained to do to in order to reduce...
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  • Testimonial

      Testimonial – July 12, 2014 – Stratford I attended the ASM Basic 100 series class held in Stratford, WI this past May. Who knew that less than 2 months later I would need to use my knowledge and skills! Yesterday Jay was in an accident (he also attended the class). Jay hit a truck...
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  • Riders Went Down

    Just wanted to send you both a quick note to let you know how glad many of us were that we took the Accident Scene Management course with you last spring. This past weekend one of our riders went down on Route 17 in Vermont. He was able to get up and get his bike...
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  • When a loved one crashes right in front of you

    By Cindy Gagliano Because I work for Accident Scene Management and have taken the training, I realize how  important the classes are but one cannot truly appreciate the value of that information until they are faced with an accident that happens right before their eyes! I could not have anticipated that this would happen to...
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  • Testimonial From ASM Student

    A good buddy of mine and I were out on a ride last Friday, then things went “south.” We had been out riding the Baraboo bluffs and Ron was now in the lead on a road that he had ridden several times. For some reason Ron drifted off the pavement, tried to maintain control, “highsided,”...
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  • Motorcycle crash

    ASM student uses Skills 3 hours after taking a class

    A dramatic SAVE by an ASM trained student We received this message from Quinn Harry on April 28th just after he completed “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist”. I was headed home to Baltimore after attending an ASM class taught by Jeff West in Portsmouth, VA. I got about an hour from home when I...
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  • Ambulance

    How Accident Scene Management Changed My Life – (Part 1 of 2)

    I think my first bike crash was about 11 years ago. I watched a friend go around a corner and slide out mid curve. My first instinct was stop traffic and then to tend to him but truth be told, I didn’t know what to do. I had basic first aid skills but nothing specific...
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  • Pickup Roll Over

    ASM skills used on Iron Butt Ride

    Written to Trina Michaelis – ASM certified instructor in Idaho, by Crystal Sverdsten I had to use a few ASM skills on our big ride last weekend for a lady who rolled her truck in the opposite lanes just as we were approaching – She was pinned in her truck, upside down and it took...
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  • Hangman’s fracture

    So the last thing I remember is…. I have blurs, snapshots, flashes I think. I even hear all the stories. But I just think that I fell asleep and woke up to a nightmare, yet a miracle. So here is my story. I have been riding a motorcycle since I was a kid and leading...
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  • Truck heading into the sunset

    ASM Training Applied by a Trucker who is also a Biker

    Sam Thorne from MN wrote: I was first trained in Accident Scene Management in 2008 in both Basic and Advanced and I have maintained my certification ever since. Unfortunately, I have experienced unwelcome situations twice but fortunately in both incidents, riders suffered minor injuries. The accident scenes were handled in a safe and professional manner by keeping the scene safe...
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  • Colleen at Fort Bliss

    ASM student uses information one week after training!

      ASM instructor Colleen Vetere and her husband “Tyke” from Colorado have been teaching ASM courses for over 10 years. They started out in Charlotte, NC and have taught wherever their travels take them. Our instructors teach because they want to make a difference. It is messages like this that spur them on to want...
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  • Motorcyclists were Prepared for the Unexpected

    May 7, 2016: Reprinted with permission – Darrin Salzman wrote: This spring I sent you a number of members from my Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) chapter, Steel Witness.  We wanted to support our community of motorcyclists by having trained bystanders in the event our services were needed. Thank you for your support in getting five...
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  • February 2013 Newsletter: ASM Trained Bystanders use their skills in Texas

    Kate Green and I (Scott “Spiritrider” Gates) are ASM Advanced Trained Bystanders. We were our way home Friday, February 1, 2013 Kate had picked me up from work. We came upon a motorcycle rider who had gone down with several people standing around him. However, no one was doing anything to help him. I pulled...
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  • Wheel safety demo

    ASM Certified Instructors Help their Communities

    Most people think of ASM Certified instructors when they consider hosting an Accident Scene Management Class for their friends or groups. ASM instructors, however, can help in many ways! Many of us do presentations and set up safety tables or demos at events. Instructors complete 4 days of training and sign annual contracts to be...
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  • What are you waiting for?

    Our Students tell us wonderful stories all the time!!!! Often they express surprise thinking that they are attending “another first aid or CPR class”. They are delighted when they realize that they learn so much usable and practical information in just one day. Have you friends learned how to help you if you need their...
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  • Motorcycle crash

    Twinkletoes

    “I feel like I am alive today because of the people who surrounded me that day. I was surrounded my angels” Twinkletoes Jamielynn Sparre was a newlywed when her life took a sudden turn. She was part of an elite group of female motorcyclists, Women In Motion (WIM), who planned and escorted a large group...
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  • Good Samaritan helps person who fell

    ASM training made Good Samaritans out of Bikers

      You never know when your Accident Scene Management (ASM) training will come in handy to help someone. Most of us probably think it will most likely be used for motorcycle accidents but life sometimes has other plans for us. My HOG chapter requires that all Road Captains be trained in ASM. We were asked...
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  • ASM Online Training “Changed my way of thinking”

    We at ASM received the following email from a student after taking the Online Basic Course: I finished the online class, which was awesome! I’m back into motorcycling after a 25 year layoff and I seem to come across accidents on the regular where I am (Northern CA). I feel way more prepared now and...
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  • Motorcycle accident on Trans Canada Highway

    BIKE DOWN….BIKE DOWN!

    BIKE DOWN….BIKE DOWN! Kevin Carpenter –  ASM Instructor   It’s one of those great days to go for a ride. Spring, summer or fall. Heck, some of you live in the Southern USA and enjoy riding weather all year round! You may be riding by yourself or with a group of friends, taking a weekend...
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  • Things Went South

    A good buddy of mine and I were out on a ride last Friday, then things went “south.” We had been out riding the Baraboo bluffs and Ron was now in the lead on a road that he had ridden several times. For some reason Ron drifted off the pavement, tried to maintain control, “highsided,”...
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  • Crashed Motorcycle

    My First Accident Scene

    The following accounting was submitted by one of our students who completed Accident Scene Management Training Spring 2017. Just a few months later her training was put to a test. Let me start out by saying, “Always bring your first Aid Kit”! I almost didn’t bring it with me thinking that our Road Captains would...
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  • Motorcycle crash

    ASM Student Says His Training “Saved the Day”

    ASM Student Says His Training “Saved the Day”   We received this note a few weeks ago from Mike Watson, a student of Colleen Vetere: >I attended the Basic & Advanced Accident Scene Management courses here in Denver a couple of years ago. Thinking that it was a great tool in my toolkit I was...
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  • ASM Training Used

    On May 3, 2014 the HOG chapter I belong to was conducting a group riding class. We use the class to teach new members and others how we ride as a group. After a 1hour classroom presentation, we took to the road to put this information into practice. We had 2 safety officers riding sweep at the...
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  • Motorcycle accident on Trans Canada Highway

    ASM student uses skills learned in Sandy Hook

    E-mail received by ASM Certified Lead Instructor Megan Posey, CT on 9/26/15 Dear Megan: A year has gone by since my ASM Basic Class training at the Sandy Hook Fire Dept. I walked away with new knowledge, some practice, and a clearer understanding of how I can help in the event of an accident. Since...
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  • Ohio 2013 Mishap – ASM Skills Used

    We had a picnic ride with another Chapter that we do every year. Some bad weather was forecasted to come in and by Kickstands up time it was cloudy but just starting to rain. The group left, as scheduled, for the back roads route to the picnic site which was about a 60 minute ride....
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  • Seriously Injured Scooter Rider Helped

    I am writing to let you know that the ASM training I took paid off last evening. I am just now coming down from the adrenalin rush I experienced.  My wife, Mary Ann, and I were taking the back way from the Shops of Havasu and watched as a vehicle ahead of us pulled to...
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  • Biker Down Program in the UK

      We received a note from a student who had completed our online training and found that we are honored to make his acquaintance! It appears he created a similar program to ASM training one year prior to our class being developed and found the programs to be quite similar. Who knew that medics around...
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  • Car Crash

    I Now Have The Tools I Need To Never Feel Helpless Again

    In August we received this note from Gina Bratkowsky I took the ASM Basic and Advanced courses back in early March and loved them! Shortly after I also completed First Aid, CPR & AED certification. Why did I do this? There were two particular incidents in the past (neither one motorcycle related) that I happened...
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