Columbia Quick Response Service



2016 Dispatches
Jan 209
Feb 198
Mar 239
Apr 204
May 212
Jun 195
Jul 193
Aug 184
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1634

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 3
Mar 4
Apr 4
May 3
Jun 4
Jul 4
Aug 3
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 29

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 1526
West Hempfield Township 87
Other 21
Total 1634

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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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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COLUMBIA QRS DONATES NARCAN TO BOROUGH POLICE

Webmaster, August 09

**Script below is from Lancaster News Paper/Lancaster Online**

Columbia QRS recently donated 12 doses of Narcan, an opiate antidote used for heroin overdose, to the borough's police department.

"This is a good example of departments working together," Mayor Leo Lutz said.

The donation came about after QRS recently received 50 doses of the life-saving medication at no cost, through a program funded ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R: CQRS Executive Director Frank Splain Jr, CQRS Chief of Operations Tyler Seibert, CBPD Chief Jack Broomer, Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz.
L-R: CQRS Executive Director Frank Splain Jr, CQRS Chief of Operations Tyler Seibert, CBPD Chief Jack Broomer, Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2016

Webmaster, August 02

Tonight approximately 10 members turned out for Columbia Borough's 4th Annual National Night Out organized by the Columbia Borough Police Department, Columbia QRS, and the Columbia Borough Fire Department. The Columbia QRS had our units on display along with four large bouncy houses. There were multiple public safety demonstrations.

The event again this year was a huge success with well over 500 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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ASSIST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT - ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT

Webmaster, July 29

In the early morning hours of Friday QRS 8 along with Medic 77-62 were placed on stand-by for an active shooter incident just blocks from our station. As additional information became available, multiple reports of shots fired & people being shot at were being received by Lancaster County 911. Columbia Borough Police were first to arrive in the area of the N. 7th Street & Locust Street and were actively ... (Full Story & Photos)

LNP Photo
LNP Photo

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QRS 8 crew providing rehab. Photo Courtesy of Tim & Amanda Freelance Photography.
QRS 8 crew providing rehab. Photo Courtesy of Tim & Amanda Freelance Photography.

PERSON STRUCK, WORKING FIRE, CARDIAC ARREST, HEROIN OD, MVA W/ ENTRAPMENT + 13 OTHERS

Webmaster, July 26

It has been very busy for QRS 8 & 8-2 in the past 24 hours with units handling 18 responses. Top calls include: a Pedestrian Struck by a motorcycle, working Building Fire that crews provided rehabilitation to firefighters for about two hours, Cardiac Arrest, Heroin Overdose, and Vehicle Accident with Entrapment on Route 441.

Second photo courtesy of CBFD.

"We're There...Because We Care!"... (Full Story & Photos)

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PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE THIN BLUE LINE

Webmaster, July 21

The Columbia QRS is proud to display our support for the men & women of our law enforcement agencies across the Country. The Volunteers of QRS-8 are very proud to have great working relationship especially with the Police Departments of Columbia Borough & West Hempfield Township. Please take a moment when you see these Officers who protect us all from harm and say "Thank You For Your Service"!... (Full Story & Photos)

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THANK YOU!

Webmaster, July 09

A very big THANK YOU goes out to all of our local Businesses that helped make our 2016 Carnival/Fireworks Show a huge success. Without all of your help we would never have been able to hold such an event for the Community!

Columbia QRS
Jon Loreto & Pyro Illusions
Columbia Fraternal Association
Columbia Lions Club
Kleen Rite Corporation
Gorman Distributors
Heisey Mechanical
Gambys Disposal
Turkey ... (Full Story)


 
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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN WEST HEMPFIELD

Webmaster, July 04

This morning QRS 8 responded to the 100 block of Stonehouse Lane in the West Hempfield section of our first due for a person ran over by a vehicle after a domestic. QRS 8 responded immediately and arrived on the scene to confirm the report. Crews provided care until the arrival of the Medic, which then transported to the local Trauma Center. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy of the ColumbiaSpy.com
Photo courtesy of the ColumbiaSpy.com

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13 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

Webmaster, July 01

July 1st 2003 at 00:00:01 hours the Columbia Quick Response Service, Unit # 8 was placed into service for the very first time, handling its first call within hours.

Thirteen years, 22,793 responses, & countless man hours later we continue to provide top notch care to those in need. The PA Dept. of Health said it best: "The Columbia QRS has been and will continue to be trend setter in QRS/BLS care ... (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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