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

  • 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 …
  • Ambulance crash on Route 24 in Randolph injures 3 21 Mar 2017 10:47 Marblehead Reporter Enterprise Staff RANDOLPH - An ambulance crash early Tuesday on Route 24 caused minor injuries and backed up traffic. A Brewster ambulance was involved in an accident in the northbound center lane by the Route 139 exit around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Three people, …
  • Clark County coroner identifies patient killed in east Las Vegas ambulance crash 12 Mar 2017 19:17 Review Journal The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the ambulance patient killed in a crash Friday. Kay L. Garfield, 62, of Las Vegas died that night when the ambulance carrying her crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of South Pecos and East …
  • Police charge man after car, ambulance crash 21 Feb 2017 15:22 Brampton Guardian TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, Ont. — A 31-year-old man has been charged after a collision between a car and an ambulance in southern Ontario sent seven people to hospital. Provincial police say the incident took place on Monday, shortly after 2 p.m. at an …
  • Ambulance crash in western NY kills 77-year-old passenger 15 Feb 2017 14:33 Omaha World-Herald DUNKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old western New York man has died after the ambulance transporting him from a Pennsylvania hospital to a nursing home crashed into a ditch. New York State Police say an EmergyCare ambulance left the road at …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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