Columbia Quick Response Service



2017 Dispatches
Jan 200
Feb 173
Mar 195
Apr 208
May 243
Jun 215
Jul 217
Aug 150
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 1601

2017 Unit Statistics
Last Updated 07/31/2017
SQUAD-8-1 1332
SQUAD-8-2 137
SQUAD-8-3 25
AMB-8-1 13
SQUAD-800 62
EC-8 43

2017 Cardiac Arrests
Jan 3
Feb 4
Mar 8
Apr 3
May 4
Jun 2
Jul 4
Aug 1
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 29

Municipality Responses
Columbia Borough 1508
West Hempfield Township 69
Other 24
Total 1601

Previous Year Responses
2017 1601
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 25608

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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.

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ENTRAPMENT IN MARIETTA

August 12

This afternoon Squad 8-1 was dispatched to assist Marietta Fire on a Vehicle Accident with multiple people trapped on Route 441 at Furnace Road in Marietta Borough. Squad 8-1 arrived on the scene with 1 EMT & 1 Paramedic and assisted with treating some of the 6-7 patients on the scene, and assisted Medic 86-5 during transport to the local Trauma Center. Squad 8-1 cleared with in 45 minutes. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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ANOTHER BUSY DAY IN THE COMMUNITY

August 12

This morning Columbia EMS crews stood by for the annual Chiques Challenge event on the Susquehanna River with assistance from Columbia, Maytown & Marietta Fire Departments, crews handled one minor medical issue. In the afternoon Squad 8-1 attended the Faith Community Church's 'Back 2 School' event at Makle Park in between 911 calls.... (Full Story & Photos)

'Back 2 School' Event at Makle Park
'Back 2 School' Event at Makle Park

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17 RUNS & LIBRARY VISIT FOR MONDAY

August 07

Today proved to be a steady one for our Volunteers. Columbia EMS staffing 3 units including the Ambulance responded to 17 individual incidents within a 12 hour time span. In between runs, Ambulance 8-1 stopped by the Columbia Public Library for their annual summer reading program, where the children were read a book about EMT's and given a tour of the Ambulance before members had to leave early for ... (Full Story & Photos)

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UNIT MEMBERS GRADUATE PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS

August 04

Columbia EMS would like to Congratulate Unit Members Colin Shaw & Douglas Shook on completing their perspective Paramedic Programs! Colin & Doug were both EMT's & Volunteer countless hours each month staffing the Squads & Ambulance at Columbia EMS, we wish you both well! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2017

August 01

Tonight approximately 10 members turned out for Columbia Borough's 5th Annual National Night Out organized by the Columbia Borough Police Department. Columbia EMS had all four of our units on display along with four large bouncy houses. There were multiple public safety demonstrations and civic organizations on display.

The event again this year was a huge success with well over 1500 children attending ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SQUAD 8-3 TRANSFERS TO MARIETTA

July 29

This morning Squad 8-3 is standing by for Pioneer Fire Company No. 1 Marietta, PA. (QRS 10), while their members attend a funeral service. Squad 8-3 responded to one incident. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Truck 80 & Ambulance 8-1
Truck 80 & Ambulance 8-1

SVN&R EVACUATION

July 23

Late Saturday night the CBFD was dispatched to Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (SVN&R) for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Upon their arrival & investigation there was found to be a water pipe that had burst in the facility. Squad 8-1 was originally requested at 23:55 hours to assist with an “internal evacuation”, moving residents from one wing to another. While in the process of the internal ... (Full Story & Photos)

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KIND WORDS FROM WEST HEMPFIELD RESIDENT

July 20

Some kind words were messaged to West Hempfield Township Police Department and they were given permission to share. Kudos to Officer Karl Hartranft, Susquehanna Valley EMS/Medic 77-6 and Columbia EMS Squad 8-1. EMT Erich Goetz was aboard Squad 8-1 for this incident.

"Today one of your officers assisted on a medical call. My son-in-law was having a medical emergency. My Granddaughter (8) was very ... (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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