Columbia Quick Response Service



2017 Dispatches
Jan 200
Feb 173
Mar 195
Apr 208
May 243
Jun 215
Jul 127
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1361

2017 Unit Statistics
Last Updated 06/30/2017
SQUAD-8-1 1144
SQUAD-8-2 113
SQUAD-8-3 17
AMB-8-1 12
SQUAD-800 56
EC-8 36

2017 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 3
Feb 4
Mar 8
Apr 3
May 4
Jun 2
Jul 4
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 28

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 1282
West Hempfield Township 61
Other 18
Total 1361

Previous Year Responses
2017 1361
2016 2475
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 25368

Particpating Member

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program
 
Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

Welcome to the Columbia Quick Response Service Inc.
dba: Columbia Emergency Medical Services

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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BUSY DAY IN THE COMMUNITY

June 17

Today has a packed schedule for Columbia EMS Volunteers. QRS 8-2 & Ambulance 8-1 are standing by for the annual Columbia Car Show "Thunder on the River", QRS 8-3 is completing a fire stand by for Wrightsville Fire & Rescue Company 41/Hellam Fire Company while they complete live fire evolution's. Meanwhile QRS 8 is running back-to-back calls in the Borough.

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


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EHSF MANAGERS BREAKFAST

May 24

Today some of the leaders from Columbia EMS attended the yearly Emergency Health Services Federation EMS Managers Breakfast in Newcumberland in observance of National EMS Week!... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R: Chief Seibert, Director Splain, Asst. Chief Peters, and Board Chairman Brown.
L-R: Chief Seibert, Director Splain, Asst. Chief Peters, and Board Chairman Brown.

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OLA SCHOOL HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR

May 12

This morning unit members were out at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School for their annual health & exercise fair. All of the children were given tours of the units and showed how some of our equipment works. Later this afternoon members will be standing by for their annual color run.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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COLUMBIA EMS COMPLETES "SQUAD" LICENSURE

May 11

It's been a busy week for the management team here at Columbia EMS!!

This week, Columbia EMS completed the final steps in our system upgrade! Formerly Columbia QRS (Quick Response Service), now operating as Columbia EMS has completed the PA Department of Health inspection to upgrade our service level to EMS Squads. EMS Squads are a unique system in which an EMS provider (EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic) ... (Full Story & Photos)

Pictured left to right: Chief Seibert, Deputy Chief Selak, Excutive Director Splain, Mike Guerrera and Tim Melton from the PA EHS Federation, our regional EMS office after completing our inspection and presenting our new agency licensure decals.
Pictured left to right: Chief Seibert, Deputy Chief Selak, Excutive Director Splain, Mike Guerrera and Tim Melton from the PA EHS Federation, our regional EMS office after completing our inspection and presenting our new agency licensure decals.

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CARDIAC ARREST SAVE

May 10

At a recent borough council meeting Columbia EMS Deputy Chief Selak and Excutive Director Splain recognized several responders from multiple agencies for a recent response to a cardiac arrest in the Borough. On March 12th 2017, shortly after midnight, units from Columbia EMS, Northwest EMS, Columbia Borough Fire and Columbia Borough Police were dispatched to a reported cardiac arrest. Units from Columbia ... (Full Story & Photos)

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THANK YOU COLUMBIA DOMINOS!

April 28

Thank you to Dominos Pizza in Columbia for the generous donation of pizza, cheese bread and cinna sticks for the on duty crews today!... (Full Story & Photos)

EMT Shook & D/C Selak
EMT Shook & D/C Selak

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TEXTING & DRIVING AWARENESS EVENT

April 25

Be sure to come out this Thursday night to meet with us at the Columbia Borough Police Department!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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AMBULANCE # 8 GOES IN SERVICE

April 21

Well folks, it's official! Ambulance 8-1 was placed into service this weekend and has begun transporting patients from our service area. Congratulations to EMTs Kayla Brown and Doug Shook for completing the first transport! We look forward to being able to serve the citizens of Columbia and surrounding area in changing times. The officers and members of Columbia EMS thank everyone who has been a part ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ambulance 8-1 at Lancaster General Hospital
Ambulance 8-1 at Lancaster General Hospital

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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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