Columbia Quick Response Service

2019 Municipalities
Columbia Borough 873
West Hempfield Township 51
Other 21
Total 945

2019 Dispatches
Jan 42
Feb 58
Mar 81
Apr 57
May 151
Jun 142
Jul 143
Aug 88
Sep 85
Oct 39
Nov 60
Total 946

2018 Municipalities
Columbia Borough 1640
West Hempfield Township 111
Other 36
Total 1787

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

Previous Year Responses
2003-2009 9117
2010 1817
2011 1932
2012 2048
2013 1944
2014 2151
2015 2523
2016 2475
2017 2534
2018 1781
2019 945
Total 29267

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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.

No Caption Columbia EMS Reorganization

June 12

Columbia Emergency Medical Services reorganizes .... At the June 2019 meeting of the board of director’s new officers were voted in to head Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. dba: Columbia EMS. Pictured are left to right Steven C. Henry, Jr. EMS Chief - Board Treasurer, Frank A. Splain, Jr. Board Chairman and Samuel Aquino Asst EMS Chief-Board Member At Large. Columbia EMS recently redefined ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Practitioners Awarded

May 23

This morning at the Capital Rotunda, EMS Practitioners who have served 25 years or more of service were recognized for their service and contributions to the community. House Representative Keith Gillespie of District 47 offered remarks of when he started his career in EMS, 37 years ago and where his career has lead him.

We are very fortunate and blessed to have many EMS Practitioners throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)

Asst. Chief Aquino, EMT Clyde "Tim" Brown, Jr., Chief Steven C. Henry, Jr.
Asst. Chief Aquino, EMT Clyde "Tim" Brown, Jr., Chief Steven C. Henry, Jr.

Chairman Clyde "Tim" Brown, Dr. Michael Reihart, Asst. Chief Samuel Aquino, Chief Steven Henry Jr
Chairman Clyde "Tim" Brown, Dr. Michael Reihart, Asst. Chief Samuel Aquino, Chief Steven Henry Jr

EMS Leadership gathering, Essay Winner and Retirement Announced

May 23

EMS Leaders throughout the region gathered this morning to acknowledge each others efforts and exchange ideas on the movement of EMS and how we can do better. During our gathering, we were fortunate enough to have received education on the Pre-Hospital Para-medicine programs that are becoming more prevalent in our communities, an address from our Regional Medical Director, Dr. Michael Reihart and ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS - "Beyond the Call"

Author - Doris W. Martin, EMR , May 22

"Beyond the Call"

How do we do beyond the call?
the accidents, and strokes and all,
Beyond the blood, the wounds, the breaks,
The heart attacks and lives at stake.

Beyond the thoughts of suicide,
to see what really is inside,
To lend some hope to the inner man,
To help a child to understand.

How do we go beyond the call?
What really matters most of all?
To touch a life; within, without,
That ... (Full Story)

EMS Week 2019

, May 19

On November 5th, 1974, President Gerald Ford declared the first ever "Emergency Medical Services Week". Throughout the years EMS providers spend this week being recognized by their respective municipalities as well as employers, public service agencies and their communities. During this time EMS Practitioners are given a universal theme that is set forth by the American College of Emergency Physicians ... (Full Story)
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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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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