Columbia Quick Response Service



2016 Dispatches
Jan 209
Feb 198
Mar 239
Apr 204
May 200
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1050

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 1
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 16

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 986
West Hempfield Township 52
Other 12
Total 1050

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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VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH FIRE ON ROUTE 441

Webmaster, May 13

This morning QRS 8 responded to Route 441 in the area of Blue Lane for a Class 1 Vehicle Incident with the vehicle reported to be on fire. QRS 8 & EMS Chief 8 both responded immediately. Units arrived and confirmed a working engine compartment fire and the patient to be already out of the vehicle. Crews found minor injuries, treated the same and handed care over to Medic 77-6 for transport to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Columbiaspy.com Photo
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EMS WEEK PROCLAMATION AT BOROUGH HALL

Webmaster, May 09

Tonight Department Leaders & providers, along with members from Susquehanna Valley EMS were invited to Columbia Borough Hall at the Monthly Council meeting to recognized for the upcoming EMS Week. Mayor Lutz read the proclamation aloud to the audience while providers in attendance stood in front. Thank you Columbia Borough!

First Proclaimed by President Ford, National EMS Week is an opportunity to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESCUE ON CHIQUES

Webmaster, April 17

This afternoon QRS 8 was dispatched along with Medic 77-6 (Susquehanna Valley EMS), & Fire Units from West Hempfield Fire & Rescue & Maytown-East Donegal Township Fire Department for an Environmental Rescue at Chiques Rock County Park. QRS 8 responded immediately with 2 EMT's.

Update from County Communications during response of a subject stuck in the mud up to the waist. QRS 8 arrived and rode back ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews working to free the subject. (T&A Picture)
Crews working to free the subject. (T&A Picture)

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QRS 8-3 & Rescue 41-2
QRS 8-3 & Rescue 41-2

QRS 8-3 HANDLES ANOTHER STAND-BY

Webmaster, April 10

QRS 8-3 completed another stand by today this time assisting with rehabilitation at the York County Fire School while Wrightsville Fire Company 41 & Hellam Fire Company 21 completed their annual structure burn. Two EMT's stood by for 6 hours checking firefighters. While returning, QRS 8-3 responded with stations 41/21 to a vehicle accident with reported fire in Wrightsville. Units arrived to find ... (Full Story & Photos)

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STAND-BY FOR QRS 10 & 79

Webmaster, April 09

Today QRS 8-3 stood by for QRS 10 (Marietta) & QRS 79 (Maytown) while their members participated in a Structural Burn Class. QRS 8 maintained a second crew in our first due for emergencies in the Columbia.... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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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
Station Fax: 717-426-1238
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