Columbia Quick Response Service



2015 Dispatches
Jan 150
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 150

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

2015 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 1
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1

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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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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SAFETY DAY AT THE HEAD START ACADEMY

Webmaster, January 22

This afternoon members headed out to the Head Start Academy of Lancaster County based in our first due. Volunteers from the Columbia QRS educated about 30 children on the importance of EMS, 911, how & when to use it, what to do in case of an emergency etc. The children were quite upset that it was too cold outside to see the rigs, however we promised a return visit when it gets warmer out.

A special ... (Full Story & Photos)

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HANDS ONLY CPR AT THE PA STATE FARM SHOW

Webmaster, January 14

Today Lieutenant Cramer & Sgt. Brown assisted the Emergency Health Services Federation (EHSF) at the 2015 Pennsylvania State Farm Show with their "Hands Only CPR" event. This is the second year in a row that the Columbia QRS has helped staff the stand and educate the public on the benefits of hands only CPR and how lay person can make a difference by just using their hands. The EHSF staff state that ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R: Sgt. Brown, Megan Hollinger EHSF Coordinator & Lt. Cramer.
L-R: Sgt. Brown, Megan Hollinger EHSF Coordinator & Lt. Cramer.

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CREWS HAVE AN UNUSUALLY QUIET NEW YEAR EVE

Webmaster, January 01

On New Year Eve seven members gathered at the station for the annual New Year Eve Party. Crews made a variety of food including grilled steak, chicken & shrimp. The three crews staffing tonight only handled (thankfully) two requests for service. In the past years New Year Eve has been known to be one of the busiest nights for the Columbia QRS. In 2013 into 2014 we handled 17 responses in less then ... (Full Story & Photos)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Webmaster, January 01

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Officers & Membership of the Columbia QRS Inc; we would like to wish you & your family a Happy New Year!! The Columbia QRS finished out 2014 as our busiest year in our 11 year history with 2,151 dispatches!

-2015 Officers-

Operational Officers:

EMS Chief- Tyler Seibert
Captain-A-Platoon- Austin Peters
Captain-B-Platoon- Nathan Gravius
Lieutenant- Nathan Cramer
Sergeant- ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Webmaster, December 25

From all of the volunteers of the Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. we would like to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Even while many of us were gathered around the Christmas tree with our families the volunteers were alerted at 08:55am with a CLASS-2 sick person call. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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DECK ELECTED NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN

Webmaster, December 09

At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Quick Response Service, Mr. Ross Deck, Sr. was elected to fill the seat as Board Chairman. Ross has many years in the emergency services disciplines volunteering back in the early 70's as a firefighter with the Bausman and Wheatland Fire Companies which today is known as the Lancaster Township Fire Department. Deck then became an EMT ... (Full Story & Photos)

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THANK YOU SOUKUPS AUTOMOTIVE

Webmaster, November 21

On behalf of the Officers & Members of the Columbia QRS we would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Soukup's Automotive for taking care of our Rigs. Always without hesitation or appointment Chris and his staff see to it that they take care of our needs whether it be flat tires or head/tail lights out. Every time we get the same response "its a donation". This does not go unnoticed and greatly appreciated!!

Soukups ... (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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