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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

  • Scoop- Coming Up on a New Episode of NEW AMSTERDAM on NBC - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 15 Oct 2019 16:11 Amsterdam News 10/29/2019 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : When a group of women on a retreat end up in the ED, Max gets some troubling information that could put a patient in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Sharpe and Kapoor work together to mend fences between two feuding …
  • New Amsterdam- 5 Characters That Need More Screen Time (& 5 That Deserve Less) 12 Oct 2019 05:24 Amsterdam News Medical drama New Amsterdam is currently airing its second season after capturing viewer attention with its great first season, along with a cliffhanger ending. The series stars Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, an unconventional medical director of the New …
  • Police: Drunk driver caused Weymouth ambulance crash 11 Oct 2019 19:35 Marblehead Reporter WEYMOUTH — Police say a 41-year-old woman was driving drunk and fleeing the scene of an accident when she crashed head-on into an ambulance on Bridge Street Thursday evening. Carolyn Davis of 267 Neck St. in North Weymouth is facing charges of drunken …
  • Flags lowered in Connecticut to honor fallen firefighters 06 Oct 2019 14:29 Greenwich Time Published 9:11 am EDT, Sunday, October 6, 2019 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Flags are being lowered across Connecticut to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont directed U.S. and state flags to be lowered to half-staff Sunday …
  • Henderson man's estate sues over injuries in ambulance crash on way to Lincoln 04 Oct 2019 16:07 Fremont Tribune The son of an 81-year-old Henderson man has sued a David City hospital alleging staff failed to secure him to the gurney during an ambulance ride to Lincoln last year. When a semi turned in front of the ambulance, they crashed, throwing Louis Quiring and …

Ambulance Standards Map

The ambulance standards map is being updated. For information about specific requirements, please contact the state EMS office.

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