Columbia Quick Response Service



2016 Dispatches
Jan 209
Feb 50
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 259

2015 Unit Statistics
Last Update 12/31/2015
QRS-8 2100
QRS-8-2 262
QRS-8-3 133
QRS-800 124
EC-8 283

2016 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 4
Feb 2
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 6

Previous Year Responses
2015 2523
2014 2151
2013 1944
2012 2048
2011 1932
2010 1817
2009 1673
2008 1231
2007 1413
2006 1649
2005 1365
2004 1147
2003 639
Total 21532

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Welcome to the Columbia Quick Response Service Inc.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. is to provide Columbia Borough and surrounding Communities in which we serve, with compassionate care in a time of need. Our pre-hospital service is trusted by our residents and must always be maintained at the highest level of standards.   This is an organization comprised of dedicated and competent caregivers listening and communicating the needs of our patients. Our existence is not just to respond to the calls of the sick and injured, but to have involvement in the community, and to implement programs that will benefit and enhance well-being and quality of life.

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Special Unit 8 Responding on a call
Special Unit 8 Responding on a call

ONE CALL FOR EVERY INCH OF SNOW

Webmaster, January 25

This past weekend as winter storm Jonas came through the area bringing around 30 inches of snow, the 911 calls seemed to come with every inch received. Eight ‪Volunteers‬ from the Columbia QRS staffed the station for over 48 hours straight manning two QRS units and an ATV handling 33 responses. Chief Seibert was quoted stating: "I can't thank our crews enough for taking time away from their families, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FATAL FRIDAY NIGHT STABBING

Webmaster, January 15

Friday night at 22:39 hours QRS 8 was alerted to the 300 block of South 2nd Street for an Unknown Medical/Person Down Class 2. QRS 8 responded immediately and received an update from County Communications of subject bleeding from unknown cause. During QRS 8's response additional information from County Communications was received that the Police were on the scene upgrading this call to a Stabbing, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ronald Sheetz, 41; is *NOW* in custody for Homicide in Columbia, Lanc. Co. Pa.
Ronald Sheetz, 41; is *NOW* in custody for Homicide in Columbia, Lanc. Co. Pa.

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Route 30 Crash - Vehicle 1
Route 30 Crash - Vehicle 1

SUBJECT JUMPS FROM ROUTE 30 BRIDGE & A CLASS 1 CRASH

Webmaster, January 14

Tonight at 19:14 hours QRS 8 was dispatched for a Water Rescue on the Susquehanna River between the Route 30 & Route 462 Bridges. QRS 8 responded immediately and received an update from County Communications of a subject, believed to be male that stopped his vehicle on the Route 30 Bridge and jumped off of it. QRS 8 arrived at the Columbia River Park for staging while Rescue Boats from Columbia & ... (Full Story & Photos)

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COLUMBIA QRS & POLICE VISIT WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS

Webmaster, January 12

This evening Unit Members from the Columbia QRS & the Columbia Police were invited by a local group of Girl Scouts at the Columbia Presbyterian Church to visit at their weekly meeting. This week the girls were earning their First Aide/Safety Badge's. Members from both agencies met and talked with the girls on a multitude of different first aide/emergencies, safety factors and scenarios, along with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lancaster Avenue Crash
Lancaster Avenue Crash

3 RUNS IN THE FIRST 3 HOURS OF THE NEW YEAR

Webmaster, January 01

Members from the Columbia QRS ended the year in normal fashion with two crews in house, a nice meal, and answering numerous 911 requests within Columbia Borough. The Volunteers ended 2015 with 2,523 dispatches answered! Within the first 3 hours of 2016, QRS 8 & EMS Chief 8 were handling just as many dispatches to include a K-2 Overdose, MVA w/ reported Entrapment & an Assault. Crews eventually got ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CONGRATULATIONS BRENDAN!

Webmaster, December 28

Earlier this month just before Christmas, Unit Member Brendan Gardill successfully completed all practical and written requirements of the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences & Lancaster EMS's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. Brendan's next step in the process is to test both practically/academically for National Registry (Actual Certification) in the first week of January 2016.

Brendan ... (Full Story & Photos)

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8TH RUN OF THE DAY BRINGS A DOOR POP

Webmaster, December 26

QRS 8 just cleared its 8th run of the day, a Class 1 Vehicle Accident in the first block of Lancaster Avenue which required a door pop to extricate the patient. QRS 8 arrived on the scene first with a single vehicle accident vs a parked pick up truck. Crews found one patient which was quickly transported to the local Trauma Center. QRS 8 worked with Medic 77-42 & units from CBFD.... (Full Story & Photos)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Webmaster, December 24

As we close in on Christmas Eve, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the 5 VOLUNTEER providers that we be staffing our units over the next 24 hours that are taking time away from their families during the holiday to ensure that the residents of Columbia Borough & surrounding communities are receiving "the best of the best" should the need arise. This does not go unrecognized and is very much ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. is approved by the Federal Internal Revenue Service as a 501 C (3) Non Profit Organizaiton all donations are tax deductible.  All officers and members are 100% volunteer and do not receive any compensation.  The official registration and financial information of the Columbia QRS, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc.
336 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 30
Columbia, PA. 17512-0030

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