Unit 11

2021 – Present

Unit 11 is a Horton ambulance on a 2021 Ford E-450 Chassis, making it 11 inches longer than U10. It was manufactured by FESCO Emergency Sales (Elkridge, MD), which is the same company that built U10. U11 has 4-point seat belts as well as an innovative Cool Tech A/C Condenser. It also comes equipped with a new Stryker PerformanceLOAD cot loading system. There is a pediatric seat installed within the captain’s chair, and there is 6 inches of extra legroom space in the cab for the driver and passenger.

Unit 10


Unit 10 is a Horton ambulance built on a 20XX Ford E-X50 chassis. It was manufactured by FESCO Emergency Sales (Elkridge, MD), and was delivered to campus in 2015. U10 features Horton’s state-of-the-art Intelliplex i4G electronic system as well as a rumble siren.

U10 Dedication Ceremony

Unit 9


Unit 9 is a Type III box-style ambulance built by PL Custom on a Ford chassis. It was delivered to campus in the fall of 2010 and began its service in March of 2011. Over the course of a decade, Unit 9 served GERMS dutifully, responding to 4,413 calls in since its first call in March of 2011.

U9 Dedication

Unit 8


Unit 8 was a Type III box-style ambulance built by Frazer, Ltd. on a Ford E-350 chassis.

Unit 7


Unit 7 was GERMS’ first box-style ambulance and arrived on campus in 2001. Following the purchase of Unit 9, Unit 7 was converted into a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Response Unit.

Unit 6


Van-type ambulance, purchased in 1997

Unit 5


Unit 5 was a van-style Ford ambulance purchased in 1991.

Unit 4


Unit 4 was a van-style ambulance purchased by Georgetown University for GERMS.

Unit 3


Unit 3 was a converted van-style ambulance donated to GERMS by Explorer Post 53, the high school ambulance service of GERMS co-founder Robert Doherty.

Unit 2


In the spring of 1983, GERMS obtained its first ambulance, a converted hearse.

‘Unit 1’


In 1979, Survival Technological Company donated a “survival cart” to the Georgetown University Hospital Emergency Department. This cart would serve as the first GERMS “ambulance.”