CARS 50th Celebration and Open House
By Board Member Sue Monroe
June 28, 2021

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 the need and their vision to establish CARS, our Life Members for their years of dedicated service, and our Active Members, Command Staff & Board for their continued commitment to CARS mission.

We appreciate the support and efforts made by the following organizations and individuals. Whether it was contribution of time, expertise or equipment, this led to a very successful day enjoyed by all. Thank you.

Town of Charlestown
Charlestown Fire District
Charlestown Police Department
Comolli Granite
Dunn’s Corners Market
Dunn’s Corners Fire Department
Kingston Fire District
RI DEM Environmental Police
University of RI Community First Responder Program
Rebecca Schilke, Photographer

Program Participants:
Emily Ali, Soloist
Deborah Carney, President, Charlestown Town Council
David Hiltz, CARS Life Member
Father Gary Lemery, TF Green Airport Fire/Rescue & RI Association of Fire Chiefs
Ronald MacDonald, President, Westerly Ambulance Corps
Tony Mello, CARS Life Member
RI Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band
Jason Rhodes, Chief, RI Department of Health, Center for EMS
Donald Scales, World War II USN Veteran