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By Natalie Gorsuch
Williamsburg Correspondent 

Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Steps Up to Provide Community's Emergency Medicine

 

November 19, 2020

Natalie Gorsuch

Members of the QRS team in Williamsburg are (from left): EMT Larry Cardone, Medic Robert Craig and EMT Matt Isenberg.

On Oct. 19, 2020, the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department became state-licensed as a Quick Response Service, otherwise known as QRS.

The decision was made to start a QRS unit when the Williamsburg Ambulance closed in January of 2020. A QRS unit is a rapid -response truck that is available 24/7 and is a medical response unit.

Staffing the QRS unit requires medically trained personnel. Williamsburg QRS is substation of Hollidaysburg American legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) because it operates under the umbrella of Hollidaysburg Ambulance's Advanced Life Support state license, but is sta...



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