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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 …
  • 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 …
  • 3 people killed in medical copter crash 20 Nov 2017 08:58 NWAOnline By Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Posted: November 20, 2017 at 2:19 a.m. An air ambulance crashed in Arkansas County on Sunday night, reportedly killing three people, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Melody Daniel, a spokesman for …
  • Prosecutor: Ambulance Thief Threatened Hospital Staff with Pretend Gun 31 Oct 2017 23:45 WKRG Related Coverage UPDATE: (10:40 am)  — The man accused of stealing an ambulance from Providence Hosptial and leading police on a high-speed chase in Mobile had a bond hearing Tuesday morning. Jamon Stegall’s bond was set at more than $10,000. The District …
  • Ambulance crash causes traffic chaos on highway 28 Oct 2017 04:16 Tweed Daily News Update: 4.25pm (NSW) Police are investigating the incident which resulted in a paramedic being airlifted to the Gold Coast Hospital with abdominal injuries. In a statement, NSW Police said an ambulance was travelling north on the Gold Coast Highway, Tweed …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GVS
  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
  • no regulations
  • unknown

Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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