Accident Scene Management / Road Guardians
Login     |     (262) 706-3278
Accident Scene Management / Road Guardians
Login     |     (262) 706-3278

First Response Education

    • harley davidson motorcycle rider

      ASM Trained Bystanders use their skills in Texas

        Kate Green and I, Scott “Spiritrider” Gates, are ASM Advanced Trained Bystanders. Kate had picked me up from work Friday, February 1, 2013 and we were on our way home when we came upon a downed motorcycle rider. He had several people standing around him, however no one was doing anything to help him....
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • Group Ride Gone Wrong

      Our club was on a planned ride, the day was beautiful and we had a very large turn-out. As is our custom when we have a large group to manage, the other Road Captains and I split the large group into two separate groups with about a quarter mile gap in between, so cars that want...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • emergency call

      Skills That Can Truly Make A Difference

        Almost one year ago, my wife Pat and I took an ASM class in Black River Falls, WI. Well, we got our chance to put our skills to use Sunday evening. We were on the last leg of a 250+ mile day trip with friends and had come around a corner to find a...
      Read More
    • 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 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 to assist with...
      Read More
    • Hawaii

      Road Guardians: thank you for all that you do to help all of us!

      I attended the ASM classes earlier this year at Leeward Community College on Oahu. I’d like to share my story: I had breakfast with some friends then headed out to Mokuleia. On the way back up Kaukonahua Road (also called snake road), we encounter a motorcycle versus guardrail crash that was BAD. People were on...
      Read More
    • harley davidson motorcycle rider

      ASM Training Used

      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 1 hour classroom presentation, we took to the road to put this information into practice. We had 2 safety officers riding sweep at the end...
      Read More
    • Biker Down Program in the UK

        Training Bystanders is A Global Effort 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...
      Read More
    • No One Expects A Motorcycle Crash

      No one sets out on a ride expecting that a motorcycle will go down.  As the author of ” A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” I often offer to run the back of group rides since I have training and supplies. There were several of us that were placed in various positions to be of help if needed...
      Read More
    • If Only I Had Found ASM Sooner

        While on a cycle, I was hit on the left side and thrown several feet. I went down head-first onto a concrete curb. A drunk driver in a car was responsible for this in 1967. This happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the use of ‘helmet’ rules did not apply then. A witness on...
      Read More
    • Dalton

      This is Doris Weber.  This week I had the privilege of talking to a woman who owns a blue motorcycle, that within one year’s time saved and took her son’s life.  Let me explain. Dalton was a young man who suffered from depression for most of his life.  The last ten years were especially grueling for...
      Read More
    • ASM Training Used in New Mexico

      New Mexico Testimonial ASM Lead Instructor Kris Hinson, RN, was flown to New Mexico from Arizona to teach an ASM sponsored class.  The class was put on by NAMIL member New Mexico Biker Lawyer, a division of Roadrunner Law Firm based in Albuquerque. Two weeks later Kris received this note: Hey Kris! Thought I would...
      Read More
    • NV Class Helmet removal

      NV HOG Chapter Requires ASM Training

      Northern Nevada HOG Makes a Commitment to Safety    Robert Boom, ASM Lead Instructor and Head Road Captain. In March 2018, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (NNHOG Chapter 2716) and Chester’s Reno Harley Davidson showed its commitment to helping prevent life threatening injuries by sponsoring and providing tuition assistance for two Basic...
      Read More
    • Picturesque Day until the Turkeys

      Picturesque Day until the Turkeys It was a picturesque day for our group ride, a charity event, which made the group quite large. Riding in the middle of the pack, we suddenly slowed down, sensing an incident at the front. It turned out that the leaders spotted a group of large turkeys on the road...
      Read More
    • Hangman’s fracture

      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 local...
      Read More
    • 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. He tried to maintain control...
      Read More
    • Motorcycle Crash

      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...
      Read More
    • We Went Into Action Using Our Training

        Red Ed from IL wrote: Last Sunday my friend and I were out riding in Southern Wisconsin just off Hwy 50 on CTH W. We came over a small rise in the road and then it came to a fork in the road. A biker had crashed just before we got there. It appeared...
      Read More
    • 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 getaway,...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • ASM Training Helps Crash Victim

      Not every crash that happens is life-threatening. Regardless, the situation could have been worse if trained bystanders were not present to help. This story was sent in by Bill & Vicky Barr from Missouri After this happy picture was taken of participants in the 20th Janey’s Ride in Liberty, MO, a motorcycle crash happened.  Fortunately,...
      Read More
    • This Course is a ‘Must Do’ For Motorcyclists

      I have just completed the ASM ‘Crash Course for Motorcyclists’ held at Chirnside Park and would like to pass on to fellow motorcyclists that this is an excellent course, very well presented, and focused on motorcyclists and our needs. As a Ships Master and lecturer, I have the misfortune of having to attend many First...
      Read More
    • Scooter Crash

      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...
      Read More
    • Crashed Motorcycle

      My First Accident Scene

      The following account 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 the 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...
      Read More
    • 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 the riders suffered only minor injuries. The accident scenes were handled in a safe...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • Rider Went Down

      This past weekend one of our riders went down on Route 17 in Vermont. He was able to get back up and get his bike going, he said he was fine. (You know guys-they want to shake it off and keep going.)  A little while later, he began not feeling well.  We stopped, he got...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • Motorcycle crash

      ASM Student Says His Training “Saved the Day”

      ASM Student Says His Training “Saved the Day” We received this note 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 hoping I would never need...
      Read More
    • I Now Know the Trauma of Being in a Crash

        Two weeks ago on Friday the 13th I was involved in a major motorcycle accident. I am okay, I was riding my street glide “Glitter Girl” and thankfully she was able to ride away with minor bumps and bruises. I share my story because this was traumatic for me mentally in many ways. This...
      Read More
    • Motorcycle down

      When Seconds Count

      When seconds count, the helicopter is only 15 minutes away Several years ago, while I was in Sturgis for the annual bike rally, I took a casual ride down Vanocker Canyon Road toward Nemo. I stayed on Nemo Road northwest heading for Highway 385 to Deadwood. It had just stopped raining and I pulled over...
      Read More
    • How ASM Student Used Training

      Kevin’s Experience 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 in the driver’s door doing about...
      Read More
    • Rider Uses ASM Info to Help Herself

      We received the following from one of our students Vicki, I am so sorry it took me so long to get this to you. I was hung up with tons of work stuff. Please let me know if I can clarify anything for you. I realize reliving the crash may bother some riders, but it...
      Read More
    • 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....
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More
    • Pickup Roll Over

      ASM skills used on Iron Butt Ride

      She was pinned in her truck, upside down… I had to use my 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 over half an hour for EMS...
      Read More
    • 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...
      Read More