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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

  • Fire calls: Dec. 31-Jan. 5 18 Jan 2019 16:52 Shakopee Valley News The Shakopee Fire Department responded to the following calls: CRASH: Dispatched at 3:50 p.m. for a car crash in the 100 block of Lewis Street. No injuries. CRASH: Dispatched at 4:52 p.m. for a car crash on the Lewis Street Bridge. No injuries. ROLLOVER: …
  • Man left fighting for life after ambulance crash in Sheffield remains in hospital 15 Jan 2019 12:19 Star A man left fighting for life after a collision with an ambulance remains in hospital this morning in the same condition. The 57-year-old was struck by an ambulance in Burngreave Road, Pitsmoor, yesterday morning. He suffered life threatening injuries and …
  • CCTV footage captures thieves stealing £4,000 electric bike chained up in Sheffield 15 Jan 2019 12:19 Star CCTV footage has been released showing thieves in action as they used bolt croppers to steal a £4,000 electric bike from Sheffield. They struck at the 12 O’Clock Court, Attercliffe, in broad daylight yesterday afternoon – with their criminality captured on …
  • Ambulance driver indicted in deadly King George County crash 10 Jan 2019 23:47 WTVR Please enable Javascript to watch this video KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A grand jury indicted William Watson Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless driving in connection to a deadly ambulance crash. Watson was behind the wheel of …
  • 2 medics recovering after ambulance crash on I-40 07 Jan 2019 22:20 NWA Online Two medics are recovering Monday after their ambulance was struck head-on in a collision on Interstate 40 that killed another driver, officials said. Paul Sanchez, 22, of North Little Rock and Darius Williams, 23, of Maumelle were returning to Little Rock …

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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