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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

  • Winnipeg Transit driver charged in fatal 2017 collision 08 Mar 2019 22:29 CKND After a long investigation, a fatal collision between a Winnipeg transit bus and a pedestrian has resulted in charges for the bus driver. The incident took place Nov. 13, 2017 at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street. READ MORE: Winnipeg …
  • Devil May Cry 5 is delightfully old-school pure action bliss 06 Mar 2019 16:26 The Verge There’s little in the depths of hell that surprises me anymore. I wander down cramped hallways built from still-wet bone and sinew with nauseating puddles of blood dotting the ground. When the space opens up, I know exactly what’s coming: a fight with …
  • SHA investigating ambulance crash on southern Sask. highway 02 Mar 2019 11:10 CICC CTV Regina Published Friday, March 1, 2019 2:49PM CST Last Updated Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21PM CST The Saskatchewan Health Authority is investigating after an ambulance crashed on a southern Saskatchewan highway last week. The crash happened on the …
  • START WITH A PLAN (not a heart attack) 27 Feb 2019 12:20 Wednesday Journal I woke up to my husband lying in bed beside me, unconscious and gasping for breath. He was in full cardiac arrest. An incomprehensible fact. Mike was only 55 years old and one of the healthiest people I knew. He never smoked, ate moderately, and biked 25 …
  • Winnipeg driver collides into Portage Avenue bus shelter 12 Feb 2019 15:04 CKND A Winnipeg driver crashed into a bus shelter on Tuesday morning. The shelter on Portage Avenue and Queen Street is now blocked off with police tape. READ MORE: Carjacked vehicle crashes near Sherbrook Street funeral home Traffic is delayed on westbound …

Ambulance Standards Map

The ambulance standards map is being updated. For information about specific requirements, please contact the state EMS office.

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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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