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


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


Information about why vehicle testing and design standards are so important, as well as information about operational issues that affect workplace safety.

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

  • Video Series Aims to Improve Ambulance Crash Testing 27 May 2017 09:40 Occupational Health & Safety Video Series Aims to Improve Ambulance Crash Testing Ten new crash methods were developed, and the NIOSH release coincides with National Emergency Medical Services Week. NIOSH announced it has released a seven-part video series covering crash test methods …
  • 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 …
  • Paramedic Severely Injured In South OKC Ambulance Crash 18 Aug 2017 09:20 KWTV OKLAHOMA CITY - An ambulance crash on Wednesday left a patient dead and a paramedic with serious injuries. “She made it through her surgery. We are waiting, and we have several surgeries to go,” said Ryan Stewart, Chelsea Stewart’s husband. Chelsea …
  • Virginia State Police Investigating Ambulance Crash in Louisa County 18 Aug 2017 00:45 WVIR 08/17/2017 Release from Virginia State Police: At approximately 5:10 a.m., Trooper S.A. Gaultney was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Louisa County. A Louisa County ambulance was traveling northbound on Route 628 about a mile south …
  • Blinding headlights cause early morning ambulance crash in Louisa County 17 Aug 2017 21:40 Central Virginian (Stock Photo) Blinding headlights from an oncoming vehicle caused a Louisa County ambulance to crash and overturn on Bibb Store Road Thursday morning. Two medics inside the ambulance were transported, out of an abundance of caution, to UVA Medical Center …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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