Accident Scene Management is the leading motorcycle trauma training organization in the world and is dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through education. There are two levels of ASMI instructors: Lead instructors & Assistant instructors.
Level One: Lead Instructor
Qualifications: Must be EMT-B or higher in Medical Training & a motorcyclist. Motorcycle Safety Training highly recommended. Current Licensure is desired but retired medical professionals will be considered. Proof of prior licensure and years of experience in the field are considered.
Level Two: Assistant Instructor
Qualifications: No special qualifications other than that the instructor applicant must be a motorcyclist and have an interest in teaching. CPR certification and Motorcycle Safety Training highly recommended.
Both Lead instructors and Assistant instructors may teach any portion of the program they feel comfortable with. The biggest difference between the Lead instructor and Assistant instructor are: The Assistant instructor must have a Lead instructor present at their class in order to teach (any portion) while a Lead instructor is allowed to teach a class alone. Because our program teaches to a First Responder level that deals with uncontrolled situations, the Lead instructor must be present at all classes to answer questions the students may have.
In order to be recognized as a certified ASMI instructor & licensed to teach ASMI programs, an interested individual must go through formal 4 days of training with a qualified ASMI “Instructor Trainer”. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon completion and the instructor may begin teaching immediately.
All instructors are independent. ASMI may request that an instructor teach a class that is arranged by ASMI or they may teach their own classes. Instructors will be required to sign a contract agreeing to certain terms re: representation of the ASMI product and teaching methodologies.
The classes they will be trained to teach are:
- 100 series: “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” (Basic)
- 200 series: Basic Refresher – no PP program needed. Student must have completed the Basic class in the past 2 years.
- 300 series: “Advanced Bystander Assistance” (Advanced) – It is recommended that you teach two or three “100 series” classes before adding this class.
- 400 series: “Anatomy of a Motorcycle Crash”
- 500 series: “Bystander Assistance Refresher” – can be added once you have trained enough Basic and Advanced students. No special PP program is needed. Refresher classes are also available online.
Please direct any questions to: Vicki Sanfelipo, RN – ASMI Executive Director Phone 262-706-3278 or Vicki@accidentscene.org.
Meet Your Instructors
William Black, Paramedic – ASM Lead Instructor
I am a New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut Paramedic for the last 24 years. I have also been an EMS Instructor for the last 20 years and currently work actively as a Paramedic as well as a Nuclear Stress Technician. I am an American Heart Association Instructor Trainer in BLS, ACLS, and PALS as well as all the NAEMT courses and several others. I have been riding Motorcycles since 1970 and currently ride a 2006 Honda Goldwing. I am a Founding Member of the New York Chapter of “The Knights of Life” a club consisting of EMT’s, Paramedics and other Allied Health Care Professionals, I am also a Volunteer Fire Fighter. Contact me at: email@example.com.
Christopher Blough, EMT-B – ASM Lead Instructor
Greetings! Back in 2007, I decided to get my motorcycle license for something to do. I went through the Basic Rider course and I immediately knew I needed to get a bike of my own. Once I had my license I headed down to a local used bike dealership and picked up ’86 Yamaha FJ1200. It was a bit more powerful than had been recommended to me, but the price was right and so was the ride and I have been riding on and off ever since. I enjoy it very much but I do understand the risks of riding, especially on these overcrowded roads. I live in Dutchess County, NY and am active in both firefighting as well as EMS. I have been an EMT since 2011. I volunteer with the East Fishkill Fire District as well as work commercial EMS at Transcare. I have worked in many fields in my career but EMS has really turned out to be my calling. While not every moment is the high adrenaline life saving experience you see on TV, I find it very rewarding. In my time in EMS, and even further back when I would go with my grandfather to his fire police calls, I have seen more than my fair share of motorcycle accidents. I am happy to teach others how to help their fellow brothers and sisters in the tragic event that they go down. In moments when seconds can count, knowledge is power and that power can be the difference between life and death. Ride hard but more importantly ride safe. To contact me, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Firehock, ASM Instructor Level II, Master Motorcyclist
Christine is the CEO & owner of NYS DMV Driving School and is a Driver & Traffic Specialist. She is an expert Witness in Traffic Collisions & holds a CDL license. She started her teaching career at age 17 as a Life Guard and Water Safety Instructor. She has been a MSF-BRC RC, & Harley-Davidson Riders Edge RC/Program Manager. She loves to teach having been certified by NYS Board of Education. Christine teaches driver education, KickSTART Motorcycle Training Series as a developer & trainer. She is a Ducati North America VIP Trainer, RaceTrack Instructor, Chief Instructor of Total Control. She is a member of Motor Maids, and is an AMA member & Promoter
Christine owns 14 bikes but her favorite in the fleet are her 1979 H-D LowRider 1340cc, 1999 Drifter 1500cc, 2012 Ducati Monster 796. To contact Christine, email: email@example.com
AMDS, ADA, & DMF
Jacqueline Port, Paramedic – ASM Lead Instructor
Greetings! I am a paramedic who happens to love riding my motorcycle. I have had my own ride for 14 years and before that was a passenger for 4 years. I got tired of riding on the back and decided that it was time to try this motorcycle thing on my own. I loved it and I have never looked back! I got my first Harley in 2000, my second in 2006, and my last one in 2012. Along with my husband we have attended Daytona Bike week more than once; we have also gone to Lake George for Americade and we have attended Harley Davidson’s 100 year anniversary in Milwaukee. There have been many rides in between and each one has just made it clearer that there is nothing as soothing as sitting on my bike hearing the thunder and enjoying the freedom. Some of you may think that being a Paramedic and riding a motorcycle cannot possibly co-exist; well I am here to tell you that they can. Being a member of the EMS community has given me a view of what can happen to motorcyclists, what has happened to them, and what I can do to help those who may find themselves in a situation that was beyond their control. I am excited to learn this new skill and take it to the biking community and help them to help themselves!!! To contact me, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy Port, EMT – ASM Lead Instructor
I have been a Certified EMT-B in New York State for past 9 Years. I have been riding Motorcycles for the past 50 years. I currently ride a Harley Davison Road King that I purchased in 2006. I have been a member of the Harley Owners Group for the past 15 years. I developed a love for riding at the age of seven when my Dad bought me a Mini- Bike for Christmas. Since then, I have spent most of my summers riding or working on my bike. Together with my wife we have attended several motorcycle events including Daytona Bike Week , Americade in New York and Harley Davidson 100th year anniversary in Milwaukee. After a hard day of work as a construction electrician there is nothing better than taking the long way home on my Road King. To contact me: e-mail email@example.com.