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

  • 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 …
  • IL Medic Ticketed for Ambulance Crash 01 Feb 2017 22:42 Firehouse | Share | Share | Share | Share Jan. 17--A senior paramedic with the Aurora Fire Department has been ticketed for running a red light in Naperville earlier this month, causing a crash that toppled the ambulance he was driving and sent a woman's car …
  • Ambulance involved in crash in Anderson Co. 13 Jan 2017 12:47 FOX Carolina 21 ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - An ambulance was involved in a crash Friday morning near another crash involving a tractor trailer on Liberty Highway in Anderson County. Med Shore Ambulance service said the ambulance was involved in a crash on Liberty …
  • 3 Hospitalized After Ambulance Crash in Naper... 03 Jan 2017 14:29 NBC Chicago Three people were injured in a crash between a car and an Aurora ambulance early Tuesday in west suburban Naperville. Shortly before 3:30 a.m., the ambulance was driving west on Aurora when it collided with a black 1998 Toyota Camry that was traveling …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GVS
  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
  • no regulations
  • unknown

Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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