04/30/14 98 W, 1 I - + 10 - 3 Swab Ambulances (and Rescue Units) of Wake County

Here are a couple photos and some factory data about the Swab ambulances (and rescue units) that were delivered in Wake County back in the day. Includes both new and remounted bodies. The data's based on factory records compiled by Swab historian/ambulance historian Richard Litton. Notes were added by Legeros from research notes available at www.legeros.com/history/ems. As for the photos, you can see more at the History of EMS in Wake County Facebook page.


Click to enlarge:


See this PDF document.

Garner also had a SWAB Ambulance, not in Wake Co, but Clayton had two SWAB Units, not amblances, Cary had SWAB Rescue Unit and Garner Fire Dept
had a SWAB Air and Equipment Truck.
Bob Couick (Email) - 05/01/14 - 10:28

The Dodge chassis ambulances had a 440 cubic inch displacement (cid) engine that generated about 245 horsepower (hp). The Ford 460 cid generated about 240 hp, while the Ford 400 cid generated about 170 hp.
Motor Dude - 05/01/14 - 16:54

Remember personal info?

/ Textile

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible on this site until it has been approved by an editor.

To prevent spam we require you to answer this silly question

  (Register your username / Log in)

Hide email:

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.