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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: Injured STL Medic Doesn't Let Ambulance Crash Stop Her July 29, 2021 11:58 pm Riverfront Times - Missouri A motorist driving past the scene of an accident involving a St. Louis Fire Department ambulance on Wednesday captured the moment an EMT ran to aid an adult and child still inside a second crashed vehicle — even though, as shown in the clip, the EMT was …
  • Covid-19 patient tragically dies in an ambulance crash July 26, 2021 11:17 pm The Voice A Covid-19 patient tragically died after an ambulance that was transporting him from Hereford Clinic to Werda Clinic overturned in a gravel road about 5km from departure. The incident took place on Friday early morning when a Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance …
  • 2 hospitalized after ambulance crash on I-80 July 16, 2021 10:13 am WKBN 27 - Ohio JACKSON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Two people taken to the hospital after an Akron Children’s Hospital Ambulance crashes on I-80 West in Jackson Township. It happened around 3:30 this morning near the Meander Reservoir. Troopers on scene say no patients were on …
  • 2 Hendersonville EMS workers injured in head-on ambulance crash recovering, official says July 15, 2021 11:35 pm WYFF 4 - South Carolina Two Hendersonville first responders have been released from the hospital weeks after the ambulance they were working in was involved in a head-on collision.Officials with the Henderson County Rescue Squad said Thursday that Lindsey Burgess was released …
  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Florida ambulance crash July 9, 2021 12:48 pm Local 10 - Florida ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials say a crash involving an Orlando Fire Rescue vehicle has killed one person and left two others with serious injuries. Orlando police Lt. Charles Crosby tells news outlets the rescue vehicle and a car collided around 2:45 a.m. …

Ambulance Standards Map

Guide to State Ambulance Regulations
  • GSA (general)
  • GSA (pre-SAE)
  • GSA (includes SAE)
  • Multiple (combination of GSA, CAAS GVS, NFPA)
  • State Specific
  • No regulations
  • Unknown

Ambulance Crash Test Videos


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