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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 …
  • EXCLUSIVE: Driver in paramedics’ deaths faces immigration review 20 Jun 2017 16:19 Palm Beach Post JUPITER — The Jupiter man accused in the fatal crash that killed two paramedics is facing a review by immigration authorities, The Palm Beach Post has confirmed. The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has asked local authorities to …
  • Man charged with DUI manslaughter for fatal paramedic crash 16 Jun 2017 10:41 nbc-2.com JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - A man involved in an ambulance crash that left two Florida paramedics dead is facing a manslaughter charge. Jupiter police announced on social media that 39-year-old Genaro Ajqui was arrested Thursday after being released from a West …
  • Family: Man killed in ambulance crash was battling cancer 25 May 2017 22:30 AP News / Indystar DUANESBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- A family member says a 64-year-old man killed in an ambulance crash along an upstate New York road had been battling cancer for five years and had been in constant pain. Police say Christopher Aerneke of Sloansville was heading …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
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  • GSA K-Specs
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Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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