Columbia Quick Response Service

2019 Dispatches
Jan 19 42
Feb 19 58
March 19 81
April 19 59
May 19
June 19
July 19
Aug 19
Sept 19
Oct 19
Nov 19
Dec 19
Total 480

Municipalities 2019
Columbia Boro 226
West Hempfield Twp 14
Other 2
Total 484    

2018 Dispatches
Jan 230
Feb 166
Mar 191
Apr 180
May 200
Jun 189
Jul 167
Aug 153
Sep 73
Oct 24
Nov 78
Dec 130
Total 1781

2018 Unit Statistics
Last Updated 3/31/2018
SQUAD-8-1 538
SQUAD-8-2 57
SQUAD-8-3 10
AMB-8-1 06
SQUAD-800 30
EC-8 24

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 1640
West Hempfield Township 111
Other 36
Total 1787

Previous Year Responses
2018 1781
2017 2534
2016 2475
2015 2523
2014 2151
2013 1944
2012 2048
2011 1932
2010 1817
2003-2009 9117
Total 28322

Particpating Member

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.

CEMS Conducts Public Education

May 16

Today Columbia EMS Volunteers were at Park Elementary in Columbia Borough teaching over 100 kindergarten students safety tips as summer approaches. Students were taught tips when calling 911, why to call 911, household chemical safety, medication safety, water safety, as well as numerous other topics. The volunteers were happy to show students the equipment carried by EMS and its uses. Columbia EMS ... (Full Story & Photos)

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May 13

Columbia EMS Volunteers were visited by Dr. Reihart from the Emergency Department and Dr. Bradburn from Penn LGH Trauma Services. The two spoke with crews regarding upcoming EMS Week events, held May 19-25. Columbia EMS is honored to work alongside the outstanding and appreciative staff of Penn Medicine LGH Emergency Department.... (Full Story & Photos)

Gas Leak

Greenly, February 28

Squad 08-1 was dispatched for a gas leak with CBFD in Columbia Borough. Upon arriving no occupants needed EMS assistance, however a very important occupant was not feeling well. Home owner reported to EMS providers that her "Tank" was not feeling good since smelling the gas inside the house. Crew members provided some Oxygen to Tank and within 5 minutes Tank was feeling much better and returned to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Steven Henry Jr, February 10

This past weekend, NREMTs Littler, Shank and Greenly spent Sunday afternoon working with EMT Students to prepare for their NR Psychomotor Exams. These students display much promise as they are moving into a field that they have passion for and a strong desire to help others in need.

Great teamwork! ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Spot - the place to be for great company and awesome food!

Member Steven Henry Jr, February 01

Sq8 enjoyed the company of many residents at a local restaurant named "The Spot" in the downtown section of the borough. Not only did this give time for the community to conversate and have an excellent time, but also the food was outstanding! Restaurateurs Evette & Cheryl introduce this amazing soul food, sandwiches and much more, in November 2017.

We look forward to the continued hospitality from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Restaurateurs Cheryl & Evette
Restaurateurs Cheryl & Evette


December 10

Santa arrived in style on Saturday December 8th for the yearly Santa Parade in Columbia! This program has been a hit over several decades beginning way back in the day when the program was first formed by the Linkous Family owners of the former C.A. Herr Hardware store and Ms. Melanie Keiser who was the coordinator of this event for many years. The Santa parade later then began a joint program ... (Full Story & Photos)


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

On Duty Supervisor 717 847-1922
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 717-684-3500
Station Fax: 717-426-1238
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