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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 …
  • Patient Dies Following Ambulance Crash In San Leandro; 4 Others Hurt 08 May 2018 01:46 KCBS SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A patient being transported in an ambulance died following a crash involving the ambulance and another vehicle at busy intersection in San Leandro Monday. The ambulance collided with a white sedan at Lewelling and Hesperian …
  • UPDATE: Victim identified in Julien Dubuque Bridge fatal crash 29 Apr 2018 01:03 KWQC DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Authorities have identified the Dubuque man killed in an ambulance crash in Dubuque on Friday. According the East Dubuque Police Department, 34-year-old Steven W. Werner was a passenger in the ambulance that rear ended a semi …
  • Three reported dead in Oneida County Air Ambulance crash 27 Apr 2018 18:58 Foto News Yellow caution tape surrounds the crash site of the Ascension Hospital air ambulance that went down in a wooded area in Hazelhurst Thursday night. All three individuals on the flight were killed. (Photo courtesy of the Rhinelander Star Journal-Oneida …
  • Air ambulance crash reported in Hazelhurst 27 Apr 2018 15:56 Star Journal STAR JOURNAL REPORT The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has reported that an air ambulance helicopter went down Thursday night in the town of Hazelhurst. According to a press release,  approximately 11:22 p.m. the Oneida County dispatch center received a …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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