Unit 11

Coming Fall 2020

Unit 11 will be a Horton ambulance on a 2019 or 2021 Ford E-450 Chassis, so it will be 11 inches longer than U10. It will be manufactured by FESCO Emergency Sales (Elkridge, MD), which is the same company that built U10. U11 will have 4-point seat belts as well as an innovative Cool Tech A/C Condenser. It will also come equipped with a new Stryker PerformanceLOAD cot loading system. There will be a pediatric seat installed within the captain’s chair, and there will be 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.”