Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service

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2021 Incidents
Jan 98
Feb 105
Total 203

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.


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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)

CARS and the Town of Charlestown to hold COVID-19 Test Site NEW DATE

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)

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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)

Rollover on Buckeye Brook Road

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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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)

Joint Vehicle Rescue Training

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)

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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)

Marine 6 Assists with Disabled Vessel

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)

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