Columbia Quick Response Service



2015 Dispatches
Jan 199
Feb 188
Mar 200
Apr 160
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 747

2015 Unit Statistics
QRS-8
QRS-8-2
QRS-8-3
QRS-800
EC-8

2015 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 2
Feb 2
Mar 5
Apr 5
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 14

Years Past In Review
2014 2151
2013 1944
2012 2048
2011 1932
2010 1817
2009 1673
2008 1231
2007 1413
2006 1649
2005 1365
2004 1147
2003 639

Particpating Member

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program
 
Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

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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NALOXONE PLACED IN SERVICE – FOUR ‘SAVES’ WITHIN FIRST MONTH

Webmaster, April 09

In early 2015 the PA Department of Health (DOH) announced that they received a donation of 4,000 doses of Naloxone, Evzio Auto Injectors to be distributed out to BLS EMS/QRS agencies throughout the Commonwealth with high occurrences of Opiate overdoses. Director Splain of the Columbia QRS immediately reached out to the DOH, providing factual evidence of opiate & more specifically heroin overdoses ... (Full Story & Photos)

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VEHICLE VS. FIRE HYDRANT

Webmaster, March 28

Late this afternoon around 1700 hours QRS 8 responded to the 400 block of South Front Street for a single vehicle accident, just a few hundred feet up the road from the Pedestrian Struck call on the 18th. QRS 8 arrived finding a vehicle vs a fire hydrant with minor injuries. The crew assisted with patient packaging before clearing the scene. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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QRS 8...STILL THE BUSIEST IN THE COUNTY, 2014 LCWC YEAR END REPORT RELEASED

Webmaster, March 23

Lancaster County-Wide Communications (LCWC) recently released their 2014 Year End Report. The Columbia QRS again this year was the busiest Quick Response Service in Lancaster County answering 2,151 dispatches with 100% Volunteers!

Rank: Unit: Dispatches:
1. QRS 8: 1,861
5. QRS 8-2: 215
8. QRS 8-3: 154... (Full Story & Photos)

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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: QRS 8 & 800 RESPOND

Webmaster, March 18

Tonight at 21:05 hours QRS 8 & QRS 800 (Captain Gravius) were dispatched to the 400 block of South Front Street for a Pedestrian Struck Class 1. Both units responded immediately and arrived on the scene first, finding one patient with severe head trauma and barely breathing. Crews started assisting with ventilation's as the patient was being placed onto a backboard.

QRS 8 & 800 both assisted during ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CARDIAC ARREST ON PURPLE LANE

Webmaster, March 16

Tonight just as the night shift crews were finishing dinner the pre-alert sounded for a Cardiac Arrest in the first due, just about a half block down the street from the station. Both QRS 8 & 800 (Captain Gravius) responded and arrived within 30 seconds of dispatch.

Update from County Communications as the crews were making patient contact was a 66 year old not breathing. Crews found a working code ... (Full Story & Photos)

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DIABETIC ON THE TRAIN TRACKS

Webmaster, March 09

This afternoon around 1600, QRS 8 was dispatched to the area of N. Front & Walnut Streets for a Diabetic Problem. Upon response units were advised that the Police Department was on the scene after a wreckless driving complaint with a vehicle on the train tracks and a patient believed to be having a diabetic issue. QRS 8 arrived and found the patient to be in fact suffering from hypoglycemia. Patient ... (Full Story & Photos)

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QRS 8 REQUESTED ON RESPIRATORY ARREST

Webmaster, March 08

QRS 8 assisted Medic 86-2 (Northwest EMS) on a respiratory arrest call. Medic 86-2 requested QRS 8 for a rendezvous at Route 30 & 441. This is the 4th call of the day for the Volunteers, while the station remains staffed with two additional crews for other emergencies!... (Full Story & Photos)

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RESPIRATORY ARREST & A WORKING HOUSE FIRE + 11 OTHERS

Webmaster, March 02

QRS 8 & QRS 8-2 have been responding to numerous calls every hour since 10am this morning. Notable emergencies include a Respiratory Arrest at a local nursing home & a working house fire along the River. ... (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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