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 …
  • Legislature approves lease for wind turbine material storage 27 Apr 2017 05:33 The OBSERVER OBSERVER Photo by Jimmy McCarthy. A temporary lease of county space to a logistics company to store wind turbine materials was approved at Wednesday’s County Legislature meeting. The lease will go for approximately four months, if BNSF Logistics is …
  • Family files suit in ambulance crash 27 Apr 2017 05:33 The OBSERVER The family of a 77-year-old Dunkirk man who died in an ambulance crash in February is now filing suit against the ambulance company and driver. Documents obtained from the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County reveal the widow and son of Arthur R. …
  • ORNGE air ambulance crash ‘predictable and preventable,’ court told 26 Apr 2017 01:46 The Star John Snowball is the father of Chris Snowball, a medic who was killed in the 2013 crash of an ORNGE air ambulance helicopter.  (Bernard Weil / Toronto Star file photo)   Pilots flying an ORNGE air ambulance helicopter which crashed in northern Ontario …
  • Ambulance overturns after Galveston crash 24 Apr 2017 13:56 Houston Community Newspapers Online There were no serious injuries after an ambulance crash in Galveston. There were no serious injuries after an ambulance crash in Galveston. Ambulance overturns after Galveston crash An ambulance overturned after a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Galveston.  …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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