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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

  • Resolve Marine Removes LifeMed Plane From Unalaska Bay Following Air Ambulance Crash 21 Jan 2020 23:50 KUCB Divers, a tug vessel, and a crane barge crew from Resolve Marine were able to remove a LifeMed medevac plane from Unalaska Bay on Monday. It had been in the water since it crashed near the airport last week. The three-person air ambulance crew was en route …
  • "New Amsterdam" S02 "Hiding Behind My Smile" Sharpe Stress (Preview) 21 Jan 2020 07:48 Amsterdam News Created by David Schulner and well into its second season, NBC‘s New Amsterdam has expanded the series to not only embrace Dr. Max Goodwin’s (Ryan Eggold) personal and professional struggles but also the amazing depth to the series’ ensemble cast –  …
  • Man charged following collision between car and ambulance in busy Dundee street 20 Jan 2020 11:17 Evening Telegraph A man has been charged following a collision between a car and an ambulance in the early hours of Sunday morning in Dundee. Emergency services convened on Victoria Street at its junction with Brown Constable Street at around 4.20am on Sunday after the …
  • Girl of ten who died after ambulance crash named as Shaniqua Loftman-Smith 31 Dec 2019 17:06 Birmingham Mail A Midland schoolgirl who died after colliding with an ambulance has been named. Shaniqua Loftman-Smith, aged ten, was hit by the vehicle as it responded to an emergency call on the evening on Sunday, December 22. She was rushed to hospital after the …
  • Ambulance Crash on Ice Covered Central MN Highway 30 Dec 2019 05:10 KROC Foreston, MN (KROC-AM News) - The road surface was described as covered by slush and ice when an ambulance was involved in a crash this morning in central Minnesota. The State Patrol says the ambulance was involved in the non-emergency transport of a …

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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