Columbia Quick Response Service



2017 Dispatches
Jan 200
Feb 173
Mar 195
Apr 208
May 243
Jun 215
Jul 217
Aug 247
Sep 214
Oct 212
Nov 114
Dec
Total 2238

2017 Unit Statistics
Last Updated 10/31/2017
SQUAD-8-1 1930
SQUAD-8-2 213
SQUAD-8-3 38
AMB-8-1 33
SQUAD-800 70
EC-8 70

2017 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 3
Feb 4
Mar 8
Apr 3
May 4
Jun 2
Jul 4
Aug 2
Sep 5
Oct 5
Nov
Dec
Total 40

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 2097
West Hempfield Township 101
Other 40
Total 2238

Previous Year Responses
2017 2238
2016 2475
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 26245

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.

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SQUAD 8-1 SPECIALED ON WEST HEMPFIELD ENTRAPMENT

November 17

Today at 1548 hours Squad 8-1 was requested to assist on a Vehicle Accident with Entrapment at Kinderhook Road & Marietta Avenue. Squad 8-1 responded immediately and received an update of 4 vehicles and possibly one trapped. Squad 8-1 was the first arriving EMS unit confirming multiple vehicles involved with 3 ALS patients, and two subjects trapped in two separate vehicles.

Squad 8-1 crew began ... (Full Story & Photos)

CBFD photo.
CBFD photo.

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NEAR-MISS INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT AT GORDAN WASTE

November 15

This morning Squad 8-1 was sent to Gordan Waste in the 100 block of Bridge Street for an Injured Person. This facility is a large card board packaging facility within the first due. A worker on site slipped on a large pile of card board severely injuring their knee and encapsulating them into a large pile of card board. Workers on side had to use a large bull dozer to remove card board so that the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FALL FLASH & MARINE CORE 5K STAND-BY'S

November 11

Columbia EMS is proud to have stood by for the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & the Marine Core League of Lancaster County for their annual 5k Run's that took place in Columbia. Columbia EMS sent two units and the Ambulance to both events without any incidents being reported. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CRASH ON CHIQUES HILL

November 03

This afternoon Squad 8-1 responded to Route 441 on Chiques Hill for a report of a Class 1 vehicle accident with one subject unconscious. Squad 8-1 arrived and found one subject needing to be evaluated at the trauma center. Crews packaged the patient for the arrival of Medic 77-6. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MEMBERS COMPLETE ICS 300 & 400

November 01

This week Unit Members, Assistant Chief Peters & Paramedic Shaw completed ICS/NIMS 300 & 400 course held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center. These courses are required of any Columbia EMS officer or inspiring officers. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SQUAD 8-1 SPECIALED ON HELLAM TWP. MCI

October 28

Tonight just after midnight, Squad 8-1 was special requested on York Box 21-30 for a Vehicle Accident - Mass Causality Incident, on Route 30 East just before the Wrightsville Exit. Squad 8-1 responded immediately with two EMT's and arrived within 5 minutes. Our crew was assigned to initiate triage of approximately 20 subjects that were on board a bus. Squad 8-3 and Ambulance 8-1 who were clearing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CREWS STAY BUSY DURING HALLOWEEN PARADE

October 26

Tonight Squad 8-3, Squad 800 along with Ambulance 8-1 participated in the 2017 Columbia Borough Halloween Parade. Squad 8-1 & 8-2 stayed busy handling calls while the parade was underway. Shortly after the parade Ambulance 8-1 and Squad 8-1 handled 4 runs back-to-back in the Borough. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CBFD FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE

October 11

Tonight Squad 8-1, 8-2 & EMS Chief 8 traveled to CBFD for their Annual Fire Prevention Open House for Fire Prevention Week. Members got the opportunity to meet with parents and children of the Community for about two hours.

Special Thanks to CBFD for the invite!
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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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336 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 30
Columbia, PA. 17512-0030

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