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.


Why providers would come to the site; what are the types of things they will be able to discover on this site.
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This web site is currently under construction and at the same time is open for comment, suggestions, and requests.

The goal of SafeAmbulances.org is to compile information about ground ambulance standards and EMS safety into a single portal.

The Guides are intended as a starting point to provide an overview of the topic and the web pages. There will be many unannounced changes in the coming months based upon input from viewers. To provide feedback, please click on the Contact button at the top of the page.

Ambulance Safety News

  • Brookville teen ejected, pinned when car and Lindsborg ambulance crash in Salina 24 Aug 2016 01:39 The Hutchinson News SALINA - A Lindsborg ambulance was running with lights and sirens when it collided with a car driven by a Brookville teen at the intersection of Crawford Street and Broadway Boulevard on Sunday night, a police department spokesman said. Capt. Mike Sweeney …
  • How to reduce harm from ambulance and helicopter crashes - 17 Aug 2016 01:36 EMS - News EMS Topics EMS Training Articles Email Print Comment Every ground ambulance and helicopter crash has different causal factors, but we must look at system design and safety behaviors to prevent further crashes Ask an EMS leader what keeps them up at night, …
  • Man, 21, arrested after drunkenly hijacking ambulance in Bronx 01 Aug 2016 21:03 New York Daily News Online A man was arrested after drunkenly hijacking an ambulance in the Bronx over the weekend, police said. Juan Delos Santos, 21, was so drunk he couldn’t form a coherent sentence when he walked up to the Bronx Lebanon Hospital ambulance and hopped behind the …
  • 1 arrested in shooting linked to ambulance crash 27 Jul 2016 12:55 IndyStar.com A gunshot victim and emergency personnel traveling in an ambulance were transported to a different ambulance following the crash at 24th and Keystone Ave. Michelle Pemberton/IndyStar Update: Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that injured …
  • Baby hospitalized after ambulance crash in Albuquerque 06 Jul 2016 05:34 NewsChannel 10 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say an infant remains in critical condition after an ambulance the child was traveling in was struck by a pickup truck in Albuquerque. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier says the ambulance had its lights and sirens on as …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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