Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service

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2022 Incidents
Jan 104
Feb 82
Mar 97
Apr 90
May 136
Jun 122
Jul 174
Aug 124
Total 929

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.


Bob Elmer presents “Join The Journey”

Chief Andrew Kettle, May 05

Tonight Bob Elmer, a Certified Master Trainer in Alzheimer’s Care joined us for EMS training. He educated our members on what it takes to “Join The Journey” when caring for individuals with memory illnesses. He shared key information to assist our providers with how to better assist these patients and their families when we encounter them on responses. We appreciate Bob’s joining us tonight and helping ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chris Wells, May 05

Join us for our EMS Week Open House on Sunday May 15th 2022! Our doors will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Feel free to stop by and tour or building, view our apparatus on display and eat with our members throughout the day. Rescue demonstrations will take place and provide an up close view for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there!... (Full Story & Photos)

Earth Day Cleanup

Deputy Chief Chris Wells, April 23

This morning crews spent time cleaning up the various garden beds at HQ and participated in the Charlestown Roadside Cleanup along Old Post Rd. During this event both trucks were even on the road responding to calls! Thank you to those that helped out!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D Kettle, March 11

Our annual subscription donation brochures were mailed to every address and PO Box in Charlestown this week. Annual subscriptions are an integral part of our annual budget and assist us in providing high quality, compassionate care with a commitment to our community and patients. If you do not receive a brochure in the next week please feel free to contact our office at 401-364-3742 or subscriptions ... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA Route 1 South at Narrow Lane

Chief Andrew Kettle, March 10

On 3/10/22 members of Charlestown Rescue, Charlestown Fire, and Charlestown Police responded to a single car motor vehicle accident on Narrow Lane just in from Route 1 South. One patient was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chris Wells, February 13

Crews were out on Old Shannock Road handling a single car MVA. Thanks to the members responding from home to make up our second crew!... (Full Story & Photos)

MVA with pin on Route 2

Deputy Chief Chris Wells, December 29

Crews responded to a reported MVA on Route 2 at Shannock Rd. Arriving crews found 3 cars involved with one driver needing to be extricated from his vehicle. Crews worked together to extricate one patient. Mutual aid ambulances from Hope Valley and SKEMS were called to the scene due to our rescues committed on other calls. Two patients were transported once was evaluated on scene.... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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