Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service

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2021 Incidents
Jan 98
Feb 108
Mar 87
Apr 22
Total 315

Year End Total
2020 1085
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.


Meet Abby Carr, CARS EMT

Board Member Sue Monroe, April 14

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 Abby Carr.

Abby Carr
Hometown: West Greenwich

Abby Carr’s goal to pursue a future career in patient care was what brought her to Charlestown Ambulance Rescue 8 months ago; but what kept her there was the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Board Member Sue Monroe, April 06

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 Hannah Schilke.

Hannah Schilke
Hometown: Westerly

Charlestown Ambulance Rescue EMT Hannah Schilke is committed to serving others, and her altruistic spirit shines through in everything she does. Hannah’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

2021 Annual Subscription Donation Drive

Chief Andrew D. Kettle, March 16

Annual subscription donation brochures were mailed to every address and PO Box in the Town of Charlestown on March 12, 2021. Annual Subscription Donations 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D. Kettle, March 15

Today officially marks 50 years of service for Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service. On March 15, 1971, we were incorporated as the Charlestown Ambulance Service. We honor and show appreciation for our founding members and their vision for our organization. Thank you to our founding board: Peter Richards, Charles Abbruzzese, Donald Bennison. Beatrice Fox and John Schroth.

Our journey is impossible ... (Full Story & Photos)

COVID-19 Vaccination

Chief Andrew D. Kettle, February 18

There are 3 ways for Rhode Islander's 75 years and older to get vaccinated:

1. State Run Vaccination Site: Register online at or call 844-930-1779.

2. Regional or Community Vaccination Sites:

- For Charlestown Residents 75+ to register to be contacted when it is their turn for the vaccine through our regional vaccination center, please:

Call ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D Kettle, February 13

The Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service and the Town of Charlestown will be conducting a Free COVID-19 testing site for Charlestown residents this Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Ninigret Park from 09:00am to 1:00pm.

This will be a drive-up testing site with nasopharyngeal swabbing with results in 36 hours – this is not a rapid test.

Please download and fill out the COVID testing form prior to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Local medics, EMTs aid in roll out of COVID-19 vaccine to first responders

Chief Andrew D. Kettle, December 31

Members of Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service assist with the Southern Region MEDS POD for administration of COVID vaccine to first responders and healthcare providers. MEDS-POD stands for Medical Emergency Distribution System - Point of Dispensing.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charlestown PIO, November 16

Rescue units responded to a reported rollover on Buckeye Brook Road north of Stillwater Road. First arriving Rescue Officer found a single vehicle on its roof with the single occupant self extricated and walking around. The single patient was transported to the hospital for evaluation. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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