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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 …
  • Ambulance crash victim critical, dead foetus still in her womb 09 Apr 2018 01:13 The Times of India MUMBAI: Kopri police have alleged that the ambulance driver, Shakur Baugh, was dozing and lost control of the vehicle while ferrying a pregnant woman and her family members from Malegaon to the city. The accident took place on the Eastern Express Highway …
  • Authorities release names of 2 victims in fatal Bellwood ambulance crash 04 Apr 2018 09:24 Algonquin Countryside Authorities on Tuesday released the names of the other two victims in an ambulance crash on Saturday that left three dead in Bellwood. Larry Marshall, 48, of Bellwood, died after the ambulance transporting him from a dialysis center suddenly careened into …
  • Bellwood Ambulance Crash Claims Three Lives 02 Apr 2018 13:50 CBS Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) —  An ambulance transporting a patient crashed into a building in Bellwood, killing three people. The cause of the crash on Saturday, which occured at 28th Avenue and Washington Boulevard, remains under investigation. The Excel Ambulance …
  • 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 …
Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GVS
  • GSA K-Specs
  • state-specific
  • multiple
  • no regulations
  • unknown

Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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