On June 24, 1972 at 12 noon Ron Aliano opened the doors to American Ambulance Service, Inc. with two used ambulances and a small team of Emergency Medical Technicians, including himself, to serve Norwich, CT. The operation actually started operating out of his Cedar...
In 1981 we moved our fleet of seven ambulances to 101 West Main Street. The Norwich Transportation Center now sits where this building once existed.
In 1983 American hosted the first paramedic program in Eastern CT. There were 13 participants.
In 1983 the construction process began for our current location.
In 1984 we needed to make a temporary move while our building was under construction. We moved to the former Swan Cadillac Dealership located at 125 Sachem Street. The Arc of Eastern Connecticut’s office is now located there.
In 1985 we moved into our existing building located at One American Way Norwich, CT. The apparatus bay was completed first and had to accommodate the entire team temporarily until the office section of the building was complete in 1986.