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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.


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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)

Meet CARS Founder Peter Abbruzzese

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)

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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)

CARS Incorporators & Families Recognized by Charlestown Town Council

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)

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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)

South County Trail Motor Vehicle Accident

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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Board Member Sue Monroe, August 26

Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Services
Technical Rescue

As part of our 50th celebration, we will be introducing you to some of our members and capabilities. We are excited to share their stories and how they serve our community. This week we are happy to share information on CARS Technical Rescue.

Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Services is committed to serving its community and providing aid to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Meet CARS Friday Night Crew

Board Member Sue Monroe, July 21

As part of our 50th celebration, we will be introducing you to some of our members. We are excited to share their stories and how they serve our community. This week we are happy to feature the Friday Night Crew.

The Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Services Friday Night Crew is more than a rescue team; it’s a family. And at the heart of this family are four young women known as the core four who ... (Full Story & Photos)

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