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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 …
  • Medic, patient taken to hospital after ambulance crash on Highway 17 19 Jul 2017 17:42 WCIV-TV ABC News 4 has confirmed several agencies are responding to a crash on Highway 17 at the intersection of Middle Hill Road in McClellanville. Crews initially responded at around 4:30 a.m. and arrived to find a private ambulance that had left the road and …
  • Emergency ambulance involved in crash 17 Jul 2017 06:39 BBC Image copyright Jasperimage Image caption The crash involving the ambulance happened south of Urquhart Castle An ambulance carrying casualties from a crash on the A82 at Invergarry was involved in a serious collision with a motorbike on the same road. The …
  • Sleepy driver leads to second ambulance crash in one week, police say 14 Jul 2017 17:57 Wmtw.com BOWDOINHAM, Maine — For the second time in one week, a sleepy driver has crashed an ambulance in Maine, according to police. A Delta Ambulance driver told police he nodded off while returning to Augusta from Portland on I-295 just after 5 a.m. Friday, …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GVS
  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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