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Regulators

For regulators seeking an understanding of how ambulance standards are developed, this site has a streamlined guide to the participants and process. 
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Public

This web site includes information about ambulance design standards (interior and exterior), emergency medical dispatch, and EMS provider safety.
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Providers

Information about why vehicle testing and design standards are so important, as well as information about operational issues that affect workplace safety.
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The goal of SafeAmbulances.org is to compile information about ground ambulance standards and EMS safety into a single portal. The above guides are intended to assist as a starting point and provide an overview of the topic and the web pages.

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Ambulance Safety News

  • It's time to get real about safe ambulances - 06 Mar 2017 17:22 EMS - News Email Print Comment Imagine how ambulance design and safety can improve when motivation and the desire to do the right thing come together to drive change By Art Hsieh The typical EMS provider workspace is rather unique. In the small confines of an …
  • Family: Man killed in ambulance crash was battling 26 May 2017 00:05 Central Florida News 13 By , Last Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 DUANESBURG, N.Y. --  (AP) A family member says a 64-year-old man killed in an ambulance crash along an upstate New York road had been battling cancer for five years and had been in constant pain. Police say …
  • Sister: Victim of ambulance crash was battling cancer, on way home 25 May 2017 22:59 Daily Gazette DUANESBURG — The man who died during a medical transport Wednesday evening has been identified as 64-year-old Christopher J. Aernecke, of Sloansville, according to Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic A. Dagostino. Aernecke was being taken home from Albany …
  • Family: Man killed in ambulance crash was battling cancer 25 May 2017 22:30 AP News / Indystar DUANESBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- A family member says a 64-year-old man killed in an ambulance crash along an upstate New York road had been battling cancer for five years and had been in constant pain. Police say Christopher Aerneke of Sloansville was heading …
  • Woman, 86, lays in a gutter waiting for an ambulance for more than 2 hours after fall 21 May 2017 05:18 Lincolnshire Echo Comments (0) An elderly woman was left "lying in a gutter" by the side of a road as she waited "more than two hours" for an ambulance after a fall. Holidaymakers were shocked that she was kept waiting for so long after suffering …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos

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