Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service

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2021 Incidents
Jan 66
Total 66

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.


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)

Community Members Sought for Board of Directors

President John Reardon, November 06

The Members of Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service will be holding elections for our Board of Directors on December 17, 2020. All Board Members serve for two years and meet one evening per month. We welcome interested citizens of Charlestown to share their talents, skills, and leadership as a CARS Board Member.

If you have interest and would like to be considered for a Community Board Member ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charlestown PIO, November 01

On Sunday the Rescue and Charlestown Fire District participated in a joint vehicle extrication training. Crews from each department split up and utilized the other departments rescue tools to greater familiarize themselves with the different operations.

We would like to thank Charlestown Fire District for the invitation and pictures.... (Full Story & Photos)

Multi-Jurisdictional Tech Rescue Training

Charlestown PIO, September 29

Multiple area departments worked together recently in a multi-jurisdictional technical rescue training. Rescue swimmers conducted different rescues in a night operations mode. Shore based crews reviewed and implemented multiple low angle rope systems to remove patients from the rocky sand below. The final exercise ended with the Rescue Swimmers deploying from shore and securing the patient found ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew Kettle, September 20

At approximately 1800 hours Marine 6 was dispatched to assist with a disabled vessel in the area of Grassy Point in Ninigret Pond.

A rescue swimmer was deployed to assist with the vessel in shallow water. The vessel was taken into tow and safely docked for the evening.... (Full Story & Photos)

Storms Keep Crews Busy

Chief Andrew D Kettle, June 29

On 6/29/20, several strong storm systems moved through the area keeping area responders busy.

At 1724 hours, crews responded to a structure fire on Klondike Rd. Crews were on scene while area fire departments extinguished the blaze. One patient was evaluated but refused treatment/ transport.

Simultaneous to the fire, another crew responded to Marine 6 to assist a family that was stranded on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Andrew D. Kettle, June 04

At approximately 1509 hours Charlestown Rescue and Charlestown Fire were dispatched for reports of a youth entangled in a bicycle. Arriving crews quickly assessed, developed a plan, disassembled the bicycle, and removed the bike from the youths leg. There were no injuries and crews were able to put the bicycle back together before clearing the scene.... (Full Story & Photos)


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