Ever wonder why there is so much attention given to ambulance standards and safety testing? This will answer many of those questions in about 8 minutes. This video includes both before and after results of crash tests on restraint systems, litter/cot securing, and cabinet integrity. It also shows how the tests are conducted. (courtesy American Emergency Vehicles)

This video shows the patient compartment during a 30 mph crash. The patient is secured to a stretcher with both horizontal and shoulder straps. There are two providers sitting on the squad bench; one is restrained with a lap belt, the other is unrestrained.

This video shows an overhead view at the head of the patient stretcher during a 30 mph crash.