Columbia Quick Response Service



2015 Dispatches
Jan 199
Feb 188
Mar 2
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 389

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

2015 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 2
Feb 2
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 4

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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L-R: EMT Paris, Captain Peters, Lt. Cramer & SGT. Brown.
L-R: EMT Paris, Captain Peters, Lt. Cramer & SGT. Brown.

VALENTINES DAY AT THE COLUMBIA MARKET HOUSE

Webmaster, February 14

Today members from the CQRS spent the day at the Columbia Market House providing free blood pressure screenings & teaching hands only CPR. A very special thank you to Susan Worby from the Market House for inviting us, we are looking forward to future events!... (Full Story & Photos)

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FATAL CRASH WITH ONE TRAPPED ON THE INNER-COUNTY BRIDGE

Webmaster, February 13

On Friday afternoon at 15:11 hours QRS 8 was dispatched to assist on a Vehicle Accident with Entrapment on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. During response units were advised of 2 people trapped and unconscious. QRS 8 arrived finding one patient in respiratory arrest & another still trapped in one of the vehicles. Crews packaged both patients for the arrival of incoming transporting units. EMS Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L-R: Chief Seibert, Chief Strittmatter (21 Fire) & Director Splain.
L-R: Chief Seibert, Chief Strittmatter (21 Fire) & Director Splain.

HELLAM FIRE DONATES PAGERS

Webmaster, February 12

A very BIG Thank You to Chief Strittmatter & the Hellam Fire Company for their donation of eight (8) Minitor V pagers to the Columbia QRS. Hellam placed these pagers out of service a few years ago after switching to a new paging/radio system. Placing these pagers in service will allow each crew member on duty to be able to beware of 911 calls, should the crew be apart from each other while not in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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15 RUNS INCLUDING A PIN JOB FOR QRS 8 & THE CHIEF

Webmaster, February 10

At 1100 hours this morning QRS 8 was dispatched to US Route 30 East @ the Ironville Pike overpass for a single vehicle accident with entrapment. QRS 8 & the Chief arrived and split crews handling two separate patients with one of them being confined in the overturned vehicle. At the same time QRS 8-2 responded to the 200 block of Luther Lane for a Stroke. Units from the Columbia QRS have handled 13 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CPAP Station
CPAP Station

B PLATOON 2015 ANNUAL REVIEW

Webmaster, February 07

This morning at 08:30 hours, 15 members from Captain Gravius's B-Platoon arrived at Susquehanna Valley EMS-Columbia Station for the Columbia QRS's yearly annual review courses. Each year members are required to attend these courses in order to continue active riding status within in the Department.

Members were treated to breakfast sandwiches, coffee and orange juice and then jumped right into learning.

Members ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FIRST DUE SHOOTING

Webmaster, February 03

Earlier this afternoon at 16:36 hours QRS 8 was dispatched to a reported Shooting at Mussers Market. QRS 8 & the Chief responded immediately. Units arrived and found one patient with a GSW to the abdomen & treated the same until the arrival of Medic 86-2 (Northwest EMS). QRS 8-2 also responded and handled a second patient having an anxiety attack.

Shortly after clearing QRS 8 handled a Class 1 animal ... (Full Story & Photos)

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QRS 800 REQUESTED ON CARDIAC ARREST

Webmaster, January 29

At 01:06 hours QRS 800 (Lt. Cramer), along with Medic 77-62 were requested on a Cardiac Arrest with Medic 86-2 (North West EMS) & QRS 79-1 (Maytown). Already transporting, 86-2 requested a rendezvous at Route 30 & 441. Lieutenant Cramer assisted with patient care during transport to the local hospital. Two additional crews remained available in station awaiting other calls in our district.

Earlier ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PULSES BACK ON THE FIRST CODE OF THE YEAR

Webmaster, January 23

At 0636 hours this morning QRS 8 was alerted to the 100 block of North 2nd Street for an Unconscious Person Class 1. Upon response County Communications advised that this was now a Cardiac Arrest, report of male with his defibrillator firing and now collapsed and not breathing. With the incident upgraded QRS 800 (Lt. Cramer) also responded on the run. Both units arrived on the scene first and found ... (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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