G.A.R.D. Hamburg

Vehicles of G.A.R.D. Hamburg (Gemeinnützige Ambulanz- und Rettungsdienst GmbH, formerly also known as Ambulanz Hamburg), one of Germany’s largest providers of private ambulance services, now part of the Falck group.
The company provides non-emergency ambulance and full emergency medical services.

Krankentransportwagen (KTW) – Ambulances

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 656 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 656 – © Bernd Biege

Note that the emergency ambulance in the background of the image above belonged to Notfallrettung Detlef Schlick, and that the (magnetic) taxi sign was added to the G.A.R.D. ambulance by some British colleagues during the night (at the National Ambulance Rally in Lincoln, England).

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-KL 389 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-KL 389 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-MX 579 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-MX 579 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-LA 1276 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-LA 1276 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-LA 1276 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-LA 1276 – © Bernd Biege

Rettungswagen (RTW) – Emergency Ambulances

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-KV 1028 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-KV 1028 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-KV 1028 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-KV 1028 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-YL 1109 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-YL 1109 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-YL 1109 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-YL 1109 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AN 1401 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AN 1401 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-UJ 1634 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-UJ 1634 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-UP 788 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-UP 788 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-UP 788 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-UP 788 – © Bernd Biege

Images from the 1990s, taken a few days after the company had these new generation Mercedes ambulances delivered.

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 747 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 747 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 747 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 747 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 747 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 747 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 747 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 747 – © Bernd Biege

A virtually identical emergency ambulance, but the diagonal stripe and other markings are in blue instead of the usual mint-green. This was unique to the Rettungswache Bergedorf (“Bergedorf Ambulance Station”, formerly the independent Borrink ambulance service):

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 249 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 249 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 249 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 249 – © Bernd Biege

Notarztwagen (NAW) – Emergency Ambulance with Doctor

First livery and marked for “Ambulanz Hamburg”, with Wolfsburg numberplate (the vehicle was brand new at the time, not yet re-registered from the Volkswagen works):

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - WOB-CL 216 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – WOB-CL 216 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – WOB-CL 216 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – WOB-CL 216 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – WOB-CL 216 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – WOB-CL 216 – © Bernd Biege

Later livery:

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AN 1351 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AN 1351 – © Bernd Biege

Note that this vehicle was fitted with magnetic “Notarzt” signs when staffed with a doctor, otherwise it could be used as a normal emergency ambulance.

Notarzteinsatzfahrzeug (NEF) – Emergency Doctor Car

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-RA 772 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-RA 772 – © Bernd Biege

Behindertentransportwagen (BTW) – Wheelchair Ambulance

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AM 1245 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AM 1245 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AM 1245 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AM 1245 – © Bernd Biege

Einsatzleitwagen (ELW) – Control Unit

This could double up as a make-shift camper van …

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AM 143 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AM 143 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AM 143 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AM 143 – © Bernd Biege

Personenwagen (PKW) – Utility Cars

Used by the CEO:

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-TY 338 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-TY 338 – © Bernd Biege

Used by home care services:

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AD 2923 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AD 2923 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – © Bernd Biege

Workshop Vehicle

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-VT 1795 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-VT 1795 – © Bernd Biege

Note that the Volkswagen RTW in the background might be an old Aicher Ambulanz Union (Munich) vehicle.

Veteran Ambulance

This was never in active service, but bought from a large industrial plant as an “eyecatcher” at exhibitions only:

G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AH 1281 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AH 1281 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AH 1281 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AH 1281 – © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg - HH-AH 1281 - © Bernd Biege
G.A.R.D. Hamburg – HH-AH 1281 – © Bernd Biege

PR Vehicle

Used during stunt shows as a “moving advertisement”:

Please note that these are scans from old 35mm slides in my archives, with resultant deterioration in colours and sharpness.

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