Columbia Quick Response Service



2016 Dispatches
Jan 209
Feb 198
Mar 239
Apr 204
May 22
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 872

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
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 15

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

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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ALL 3 UNITS MAKE THE TOP 10 BUSIEST IN THE COUNTY FOR 2015

Webmaster, March 14

Lancaster County-Wide Communications (LCWC) recently released their 2015 Year End Report. The Columbia QRS again for the 13th year a row was the busiest Volunteer Quick Response Service in Lancaster County out of 42 units. The Station total answered 2,523 dispatches.

Rank: Unit: Dispatches:
1. QRS 8: 2,155
4. QRS 8-2: 269
10. QRS 8-3: 123... (Full Story & Photos)

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THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY EMS!

Webmaster, March 07

A BIG Thank You to Susquehanna Valley EMS for allowing us to use their spare Supervisor vehicle while ours is out for maintenance this week.

Historically, the CQRS has owned/ran three vehicles until December of 2015 when we permanently placed our 1997 Chevy Suburban out of service. The CQRS has never had to "borrow" another unit until now. Having at least two units available to respond to emergencies ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Providers Gardill & Cramer
Providers Gardill & Cramer

UNIT MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING SAVE

Webmaster, March 01

Columbia QRS Inc; Unit Members Nathan Cramer & Brendan Gardill were recognized tonight at the monthly West Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors meeting along with Paramedic Scott Briggs & EMT Cierra Carr from Susquehanna Valley EMS and West Hempfield Township Police Department, Officers James Gardill & Alfonso Villano.

On Thanksgiving Day 2015 at 11:52 hours, the above mentioned providers responded ... (Full Story & Photos)

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THANK YOU MISSION BBQ OF YORK

Webmaster, February 27

A Special "Thank You" to Manager Jess & the crew from Mission-BBQ. York, Pa for their generous donation of lunch this past Saturday at our Annual Review Courses. Mission BBQ donated enough food to feed 30 of our members!

Thanks again for the delicious meal! Mission BBQ is located at 970 Loucks Rd, York, PA · (717) 781-2120... (Full Story & Photos)

Pictured is Manager Jess with some of our members.
Pictured is Manager Jess with some of our members.

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2016 ANNUAL REVIEW COURSES

Webmaster, February 27

Today over 20 of our active Volunteers are attending our yearly annual review courses. These courses are required annually to review protocols and their changes along with the additional applications of the basic and specialized equipment we carry and use on a daily basis.

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

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OVER TURNED DUMP TRUCK

Webmaster, February 23

QRS 8 just cleared the scene of this overturned dump truck at the intersection of the new Route 441 & N. 3rd Street. No injuries were found.... (Full Story & Photos)

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CARDIAC ARREST & 50 OTHERS TO START OFF FEBRUARY

Webmaster, February 17

It has been a steady month so far for Unit Members here at the Columbia QRS, we haven't had much time to update our page..Sorry! Over the course of the past 5 days units from the CQRS have responded to over 50 calls for service. Pictured below is QRS 800 & Engine 801 on the scene of a Cardiac Arrest this morning at a local nursing facility. Special Thanks for CBFD for the shot!... (Full Story & Photos)

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ONE CALL FOR EVERY INCH OF SNOW

Webmaster, January 25

This past weekend as winter storm Jonas came through the area bringing around 30 inches of snow, the 911 calls seemed to come with every inch received. Eight ‪Volunteers‬ from the Columbia QRS staffed the station for over 48 hours straight manning two QRS units and an ATV handling 33 responses. Chief Seibert was quoted stating: "I can't thank our crews enough for taking time away from their families, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Special Unit 8 Responding on a call
Special Unit 8 Responding on a call

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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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Non-Emergency: 717-684-3500
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