Columbia Quick Response Service



2014 Dispatches
Jan 182
Feb 162
Mar 190
Apr 34
May 0
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 568

2014 Unit Statistics
QRS-8 472
QRS-8-2 52
QRS-8-3 21
QRS-800 31
EC-8 42
Total 618

2014 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 6
Feb 6
Mar 6
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 18

Years Past In Review
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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EMT Paris instructing students on proper placement of the straps & CID's.
EMT Paris instructing students on proper placement of the straps & CID's.

SPORTS MEDICINE CLASS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

Webmaster, March 19

The afternoon the on duty crew from the Columbia QRS was invited to help with the Columbia High School's Sport Medicine Class. This course is offered to students 10th-12th grades. The students were now learning how to properly immobilize their patients.

CHS Athletic Director Joe McGraph & Physical Education teacher Jeremy Hilt who the CQRS works hand in hand with on a regular basis for their Sports ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2014 ANNUAL REVIEW

Webmaster, March 15

This morning at 08:00 hours, 30 members arrived at CCFD 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 sandwhichs, doughnuts, coffee and orange juice and then jumped right into learning.

Members completed the following for the next 8 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Membership Meeting
Membership Meeting

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COMMUNITY MEET & GREET AT THE COLUMBIA LIBRARY

Webmaster, March 13

This morning under the direction of Chief Seibert the Columbia QRS participated in a Community Meet & Greet at the Columbia Public Library. The Volunteers took time to explain to Columbia residents what exactly the Columbia QRS is, along with a vital role that we play in the Borough, along with a capabilities.

A lot of great questions were asked and answered. A special thank you to Lisa Greybill ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

Webmaster, March 10

Tonight at the monthly Columbia Borough Council meeting, providers from the Columbia QRS, NorthWest EMS, Columbia No. 1 FD, & the Columbia Borough Police were recognized for their life saving actions at an incident of Cardiac Arrest on January 31st, 2014 which resulted in a successful resuscitation of Mr. Victor Culp as previously reported on March 1st.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!! ... (Full Story & Photos)

CQRS Providers L-R: ER Deion Feltenberger, ER Andrew Deets, EMT Sean Montgomery, Chief Tyler Seibert
CQRS Providers L-R: ER Deion Feltenberger, ER Andrew Deets, EMT Sean Montgomery, Chief Tyler Seibert

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Medic 8600 @ The 8 House
Medic 8600 @ The 8 House

17 RESPONSES FOR THURSDAY

Webmaster, March 06

Thursday proved to be a busy one for the Volunteers on North Seventh Street. Three separate crews from the Columbia QRS responded to a wide variety of 911 calls ranging from Sick/Injured Persons, the regular medical calls, two vehicle accidents, one attempted suicide and three other emotional issues.

NorthWest EMS Supervisor needed to ride in with his crew on the Attempted Suicide and asked members ... (Full Story & Photos)

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3 TRAPPED, 1 UNCONSCIOUS, INTO A HOUSE: 9TH @ PARK AVENUE

Webmaster, March 03

Today at 14:42 hours County Communications alerted QRS 8 to the intersection of South 9th Street @ Park Avenue for a Class 1 vehicle accident. As units were marking enroute additional updates from County Communications of up to three patients trapped, one unconscious, and the vehicle had struck or was into a house.

Chief 80 (Ryno) arrived first confirming one vehicle into the front of a house with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mr. Culp & Chief Seibert
Mr. Culp & Chief Seibert

JANUARY 31ST CARDIAC ARREST FOLLOW UP

Webmaster, March 01

Over the weekend Chief Seibert & Lieutenant Cramer took the opportunity to meet with Mr. Victor Culp. On Friday January 31st 2014, Mr. Culp was making his way home from Stovers on Third Street in Columbia Borough when he suddenly collapsed in Cardiac Arrest on the sidewalk. Crews from the Columbia QRS were first to arrive at Mr. Culp’s side with-in 35 seconds of receiving the 911 call. The CQRS was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN FRONT OF STATION 804

Webmaster, February 23

For the second time within the past few months QRS 8 was alerted to the 700 block of Manor Street for a Pedestrian Struck by a motor vehicle. Chief 804 on the scene reporting CPR in progress. QRS 8 was the first arriving EMS unit and found the patient to be awake and breathing with severe head trauma, a compound tib fib facture, and an obvious shoulder deformity.

QRS 8 crew packaged the patient ... (Full Story)


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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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