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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 …
  • Man who witnessed Vermilion ambulance crash describes how he helped rescue victims 17 Mar 2018 00:41 WJW Please enable Javascript to watch this video WILLARD, Ohio- One day after a Vermilion patient was killed when the ambulance he was in struck a guardrail and rolled into a deep embankment, a witness is coming forward and talking about how he sprang into …
  • Lorain County Safe Community Coalition stresses safety on roads 16 Mar 2018 21:28 Morning Journal The Lorain County Fatality Review Committee met March 7 to review four crashes that led to four fatalities in Lorain County between Nov. 16 and Feb. 28, according to a news release by the Lorain County Safe Community Coalition. Of the four fatal crashes …
  • Ambulance crash kills patient, injures driver and attendant 16 Mar 2018 17:46 NewsOn6.com Authorities said Friday that the cables suspending a pedestrian bridge were being tightened after a "stress test" when the 950-ton concrete span collapsed over traffic, killing at least six people and injuring 10More >> Authorities said …
  • Patient killed, nurse injured in Vermilion ambulance crash 16 Mar 2018 00:26 WJW Please enable Javascript to watch this video VERMILION, Ohio-- A patient was killed in a crash involving an ambulance in Vermilion Thursday afternoon, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says. It happened on Liberty Avenue near Baumhart Road shortly after 1 p.m …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GVS
  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
  • no regulations
  • unknown

Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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