Columbia Quick Response Service

2018 Dispatches
Jan 230
Feb 166
Mar 191
Apr 180
May 200
Jun 89
Jul 167
Aug 153
Total 1376

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
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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September 13, 2017

Tonight at the monthly Columbia Borough Public Safety Meeting, Unit Member - Paramedic Colin Shaw was recognized by Susquehanna Valley EMS for his role in the life saving efforts of Mr. Barry Deets. Mr. Deets is the Father of former Unit Member Andrew Deets, who served the Department for over 5 years.

On 07/22/17 @ 14:14 hours, Squad 8-1 (Paramedic Shaw) along with Medic 77-3 (SVEMS-Mount Joy) were dispatched to Mr. Deets residence for Chest Pains Class 1. Squad 8-1 arrived on the scene within 2 ½ minutes from the time of dispatch. Mr. Deets was found in his living room complaining of severe chest pains, so bad, that he stated it hurt to breathe. Paramedic Shaw in normal fashion began assessing vital signs, gathering history and administered Aspirin as we do for most chest pain patients. Shortly thereafter Medic 77-3 arrived on the scene. While in the process of extricating Mr. Deets to the Ambulance, he went into Cardiac Arrest (not awake/not breathing/no pulse).

Now joined by Paramedic's Jerry Cortes, Joel Martin, EMT Matt Applegarth & David Eberly from Medic's 77-3/77-7, crews immediately loaded Mr. Deets into the Ambulance and began life saving efforts which included CPR, breathing, medications and defibrillating Mr. Deets heart . After about 5 minutes and defibrillation, Mr. Deets heart began beating on its own. He sat up on the litter, obviously confused and out of it for the current situation in which just took place. Paramedic Shaw then assisted during transport to a local hospital.

Mr. Deets was discharged from the hospital several days later with no deficits and is home doing extremely well! Mr. Deets was able to join us this evening to assist with delivering the “Clinical Life Save” awards. We wish him a continued healthy success and thank him for his kind words! Congratulations and job well done to Colin, Jerry, Joel, David & Matt!

“We’re There…Because We Care!”

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L-R: Paramedic Shaw & Chief Seibert
L-R: Paramedic Shaw & Chief Seibert
L-R: Mr. Barry Deets, Paramedic Shaw, EMT Applegarth, & Paramedic Cortes
L-R: Mr. Barry Deets, Paramedic Shaw, EMT Applegarth, & Paramedic Cortes

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