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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

  • Gov. Walz Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Paramedic Troy Boettcher June 11, 2021 9:02 pm FOX 21 News GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all  flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Monday, June 14, in honor and remembrance of paramedic Troy Boettcher. He died in a …
  • Family Remembers Ambulance Crash Victim, 17, As ‘Gentle Giant’ June 11, 2021 5:12 am FOX 21 News A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the family of a teen who was killed in an ambulance crash in Itasca County earlier this week. The family of Joseph Latimer, 17, of Grand Rapids was in the MED-1 ambulance for a seizure when a dump truck t-boned …
  • Tributes pour in for 17-year-old killed in ambulance crash June 10, 2021 10:31 pm Bring Me The News Joseph Latimer Go Fund Me Tributes are pouring in for the family of a 17-year-old boy who was in an ambulance when it crashed with a dump truck in northern Minnesota on Tuesday, June 8.  Joseph "Joey" Latimer, of Grand Rapids, was one of two …
  • Records published June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021 10:21 am West Central Tribune - Minnesota Arrests WILLMAR — A 60-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault and fifth-degree assault Tuesday evening on the 800 block of Eighth Street Southwest. WILLMAR — A 43-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants Tuesday afternoon during a traffic …
  • Dump truck and ambulance crash in northern Minn., killing EMS worker, teenage patient June 9, 2021 3:24 pm Pioneer Press A 51-year-old EMS worker and a 17-year-old patient both died in a crash between a dump truck and ambulance Tuesday morning in Itasca County, and the two other people in the crash are suffering life-threatening injuries. Authorities have identified the EMS …

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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