Operations - Unit 8
With the purchase of Unit 9, Unit 8 became GERMS' secondary duty ambulance, used mainly for standby medical coverage at large events, and to provide an extra crew on busy shifts. It is 96” wide and has a 12’ long patient compartment. Unit 8 has a powerful diesel engine and a payload of 2000 lb. The curb weight (the empty vehicle with nothing in it) is a little over 9500 lb. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is nearly six tons. The gen-set allows the patient compartment to function without the rig’s engine running, supplying enough power to run a household AC unit, an electrical furnace, a water-supplied heat radiator, and 110V AC power.