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Meet the Team: Aetna Ambulance’s Matt Campbell

Meet the Team allows the public to learn more about our EMS providers. These folks are out in the public every day serving their neighbors and saving lives.

 

HARTFORD — My name is Matthew Campbell. I’m 22 years old and a Connecticut and Massachusetts registered paramedic as I’m originally from Boston. Read about Matt’s patient care success here…

I have had a lot of inspiration from my mother who is an EMT-B and a type 2 diabetic. She has suffered from this illness since she was 13 years old.

When I was a child I had to call 911 on a weekly, sometimes daily basis, because her blood sugar would become abnormally low and she would become unresponsive. Seeing those Paramedics and EMTs helping my mom, it was from that point forward I knew I wanted to become a paramedic to help others and make a difference in someone’s time of need.

I worked for a Boston-based EMS service beginning in 2007 as an EMT Basic. In 2009, I decided to further my education and dedication to EMS and became a licensed Paramedic. I met my fiancée in Boston, who is originally from Connecticut. I wanted to be with her so I moved from my lifestyle and moved here.

During the transition, I applied to Aetna Ambulance Service and I received a call from Mark Hannegen. A few days later, I was contacted for an interview and offered a position a short time later.

I have now been working for AETNA for about six months. During this time, I have completed the North Central Medical Control precepting program, sponsored by Hartford Hospital where I was granted med control to perform as a paramedic.

So far, it has been a great road and I really enjoy working for this company and with my fellow coworkers to provide ALS to the citizens of Hartford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and all surrounding communities.

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