Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service

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2022 Incidents
Jan 65
Total 65

Year End Total
2021 1368
2020 1084
2019 1331
2018 1074
2017 996
2016 1108
2015 940

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Charlestown Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit, community based public health service that efficiently provides and manages the integrated pre-hospital care system for the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island. Our emphasis is excellence in patient care, volunteer development and cultural diversity.

We are proud to provide basic and advanced life support ambulance transportation, medical incident command, community education, technical rescue services, and special event coverage.


Another Milestone for CARS

Board Member Sue Monroe, December 23

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue just marked the busiest year in our 50 year history. We have completed 1,338 Patient Care Reports so far in 2021. Calls for service include medical, trauma, cardiac and respiratory arrest, motor vehicle accidents, and water rescues. This is in addition to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic response including testing and vaccine clinics. We’ve also provided coverage ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D. Kettle, December 23

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service Inc. is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide an agency evaluation.

Proposal must be received no later than 3:00 pm January 21, 2022.

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any defects in the proposals received, and to select the consultant considered the most advantageous ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Junior Program

Board Member Sue Monroe, December 01

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service Junior Program

The Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service’s Junior Program was started back in the early days of the organization and has played a pinnacle role in fostering the youth of CARS, developing its young members into vital fixtures of the community ready to serve its people. Many volunteers who started in the Junior Program are still active members years ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Board Member Sue Monroe, November 21

Peter Abbruzzese
CARS Founder and First Vice President

At 18-years-old, Peter Abbruzzese, who was a senior at Chariho Regional High School and Hopkinton resident, was already making a difference in his community as a volunteer with Hope Valley Ambulance Corps. It was during his time there that the young volunteer made an observation that made him realize more needed to be done, and decided to help ... (Full Story & Photos)

CARS Incorporators and Families Recognized at CARS Headquarters

Board Member Sue Monroe, November 19

History was made at Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue last night. At the end of the monthly membership meeting, our Incorporators and their families entered the CARS apparatus bay. It was really quite a moment. Although this esteemed group founded CARS 50 years ago, many have never been in the building. When the ambulance first started, there wasn’t a formal station and calls were responded to from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Board Member Sue Monroe, November 09

In continuation of our 50th anniversary, a proud CARS moment took place last night at the Town Council Chambers.

The Charlestown Town Council unanimously approved a Proclamation in Honor and Recognition of the Incorporators of the Charlestown Ambulance Service. Specifically, Peter S. Richards, Charles N. Abbruzzese, Donald Bennison, Beatrice Fox, John Schroth and Peter J. Abbruzzese, who, although ... (Full Story & Photos)

Search for Lost/ Disoriented Individuals

Chief Andrew Kettle, October 31

At approximately 10pm last night, Charlestown Rescue, Cross' Mills Fire Department, and Charlestown Richmond Fire Department were dispatched to assist Charlestown Police Department with a lost/ injured party in the woods near the Moraine Preserve. While that party was assisted from the woods, it was learned there was another person lost/ disoriented in the woods. An exhaustive search was undertaken ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D. Kettle, October 23

At approx 1845 Charlestown Dispatch alerted Charlestown Rescue, Charlestown Police, and Charlestown Fire District to a motor vehicle accident on South County Trail in the area of Jonathan Drive.

Arriving units found a single vehicle rolled over with a utility pole broken and utility lines down. The single patient involved refused treatment/ transport.

Units returned to service before 1945 hours. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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