GERMS owns two ambulances, Unit 9 and Unit 10. During the week, GERMS rotates which ambulance is in service. This enables the second ambulance to be used for driver training, event standbys, and to respond to a second emergency call if needed. During times of peak call volume, both ambulances may be in service and staffed by a full GERMS crew.
All members of the organization have the opportunity to become emergency ambulance drivers. These driver trainees must complete a 25-hour emergency driving course and pass both written and driving tests. The course encompasses various skills including, but not limited to, the knowledge of driving boundaries, dimensions of the ambulances, and effective emergency driving.
GERMS also provides emergency medical coverage in a standby capacity for various area events.
For more information on GERMS’ day-to-day operations, please explore the resources below.