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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

  • 81-year-old patient killed in ambulance crash May 1, 2021 3:29 pm ABC 13 - Texas SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- An elderly woman being transported in an ambulance died after a car ran a red light and slammed into the medical transport late Friday night, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies. It happened around 11 p.m. on TC Jester …
  • Live as major road shut 'for hours' after 'ambulance crash' April 22, 2021 7:44 pm YorkshireLive A main road into York has been closed in both directions following a two-vehicle crash. Emergency services are currently at the scene of an accident on the A1079 between Wilberfoss and Kexby. The road is currently closed in both directions to allow …
  • Woman killed in A470 ambulance crash with Gwynedd Council lorry is named April 22, 2021 2:58 pm NorthWalesLive An elderly woman died from "severe chest trauma" when the ambulance she was riding in collided with a council lorry. Janet Elizabeth Winspear, 76, of Bryn Efrog, Bryncrug, Tywyn, Gwynedd, was being taken by a non-emergency ambulance to Dolgellau …
  • Two hurt in ambulance crash on Chicago's Northwest Side April 9, 2021 6:30 am WGN 9 - Illinois CHICAGO - A Chicago man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges related to throwing a lit firework into a Chicago police vehicle last May. Jacob Fagundo, 23, admitted in a plea agreement that on the evening of May 30, he and others approached …
  • Woman dies in Gwynedd ambulance crash with tipper van April 8, 2021 11:20 pm BBC

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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