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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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No Caption 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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Water Rescue on East Beach

Chief Andrew Kettle, July 09

On July 9th 2021 at approximately 1 PM, Charlestown Rescue was dispatched to the East Beach State Beach off of East Beach Road, along with Charlestown Police and Dunn's Corners Fire Department, for two swimmers in the water. Charlestown Dispatch relayed that two swimmers were approximately 400 yards off the shore with East Beach Lifeguards attempting rescues. Charlestown Parks and Recreation lifeguards ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Meet Tony Mello, Former CARS Commander

Board Member Sue Monroe, June 30

Tony Mello
Former CARS Commander
Hometown: Englewood, FL

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 Tony Mello.

Former Commander Tony Mello joined Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Services back in 1980 as a Junior Member at just 14-years-old. Tony used ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CARS 50th Celebration and Open House

Board Member Sue Monroe, June 28

This past Saturday CARS celebrated our 50th Anniversary. This is quite a milestone for an organization to achieve. It was important to pay homage to our past while looking forward to our future. The ceremony and open house was a special way to celebrate this momentous occasion with State & local officials, area agencies and our community.

We want to thank our Founding Members for recognizing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Board Member Sue Monroe, June 16

David Hiltz
CARS Life Member
Hometown: Westerly, Rhode Island

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 David Hiltz.

David Hiltz has been a pioneer blazing new trails in the pre-hospital care arena and his innovative, community based, patient centric ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Meet Bridget Montle, CARS Lieutenant

Member Sue Monroe, June 02

Bridget Montle, CARS Lieutenant
Hometown: Wakefield, RI

Bridget Montle says she instantly fell in love with Emergency Medicine after going on her first call with Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Services when she was just a teenager. Bridget joined CARS at 17-years-old not knowing what she wanted to do for a career, but quickly realized she wanted to work in the medical field after joining Rescue. Starting ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Sue Monroe, May 26

Andrew Kettle, CARS Chief
Hometown: West Greenwich

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 Andrew Kettle.

Andrew joined Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue as a junior member with an interest in emergency services and medicine; and his 21 years at the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thank You CARS Members!

Board Member Sue Monroe, May 19

In honor of EMS Week and CARS 50th anniversary, we want to thank our members for their dedicated and professional service to our community.

There’s no job too big or too small for the volunteers at Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Services; whether it be an allergic reaction, chest pain, car accident, boating accident, mental health crisis, or a fall. And there’s no one in the community CARS won’t ... (Full Story & Photos)

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