Columbia Quick Response Service



2018 Dispatches
Jan 230
Feb 166
Mar 191
Apr 180
May 200
Jun 89
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1056

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

2018 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 4
Feb 8
Mar 6
Apr 3
May 9
Jun 1
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 31

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 959
West Hempfield Township 75
Other 23
Total 1057

Previous Year Responses
2018 602
2017 2534
2016 2475
2015 2523
2014 2151
2013 1944
2012 2048
2011 1932
2010 1817
2003-2009 9117
Total 27143

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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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BUSY DAY FOR COLUMBIA VOLUNTEERS

April 21

Today, volunteers staffed Squads 8-1 and 8-2 in town, while Squad 8-3 stood by at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the Be The Difference 5K hosted by the Community Services Group. Columbia EMS was more than happy to volunteer our time, personnel and equipment for this event benefiting Mental Health First Aid training. In addition to the stand by, volunteers have responded to 10 emergency calls for service.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SPRING SNOW HITS COLUMBIA

March 20

Columbia EMS Volunteers have handled two calls this afternoon in the snow. The Squad responded to West Hempfield Township on route 441 for a vehicle collision with entrapment along with West Hempfield Fire Rescue, Columbia Borough FD, and Maytown FD. 4 Injured patients were transported to a local hospital by Susquehanna Valley EMS and Northwest EMS. Please drive carefully in the snow as roads are ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2017 Columbia EMS Year in Review

March 15

Columbia EMS celebrated 14 years as a 100% volunteer EMS agency in the year of 2017. Thank you to all of our volunteers, neighboring agencies, and our community for your continued support. Below is a video showcasing some of our highlighted events and celebrating our volunteers.... (Full Story)


 
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L-R: EMT Aquino, Paramedic Shaw & Chief Seibert getting ready for another delivery.
L-R: EMT Aquino, Paramedic Shaw & Chief Seibert getting ready for another delivery.

GIVING TO THOSE IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY

December 17

This morning unit members staffing Squad & Ambulance 8-1, along with Chief Seibert met at CBFD to assist the Columbia Lions Club and the Columbia Sunsnappers with their annual Holiday Food Box & Toy Delivery.

CEMS was able to deliver food boxes & toys to over 25 families in Columbia Borough. CEMS has been involved with this annual event for years and this is just one more way that we give back to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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No Caption 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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No Caption 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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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
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Non-Emergency: 717-684-3500
Station Fax: 717-426-1238
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