The EMeRG ambulance is out of service because of damage to a mirror but the University’s student-run emergency group will respond to calls with an alternate vehicle.
D.C. Fire and EMS will also be called if a situation warrants an ambulance, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. Students will have to pay fees for a transport by the fire department, as usual, she said.
While the 13-year-old ambulance was being driven, a window and a mirror on the ambulance sustained damage, Sherrard said. The window has already been replaced but until a new mirror is added the vehicle will remain out of commission.
“We expect the EMeRG ambulance to return to service this week,” she said.
This post was updated Sept. 11, 2011 to reflect the following:
The Hatchet originally received misinformation from University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard that students transported by the D.C. Fire and EMS ambulance will not have to pay any fees. In fact, students transported by D.C. Fire EMS do pay an ambulance fee, but if the agency is not called to respond, then students will be transported in EMeRG’s alternate vehicle with no extra cost.