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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

  • Ambulance driver found guilty in deadly King George crash 30 Jan 2020 01:42 WTVR Please enable Javascript to watch this video KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A judge in King George County found William Watson guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving and running a red light Wednesday, in connection to a deadly ambulance crash. …
  • Deadly Air-Ambulance Crash Revealed Widespread Safety Lapses 26 May 2020 18:20 ClaimsJournal.com An air-ambulance helicopter crash in Ohio last year that killed three crew members revealed sweeping safety lapses and rule violations, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The Survival Flight Inc. copter slammed into a wooded hillside in …
  • DOT watchdog shuffle alarms lawmakers 20 May 2020 14:28 Politico With help from Brianna Gurciullo Editor’s Note: Morning Transportation is a free version of POLITICO Pro Transportation’s morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need …
  • ‘Life-saving’ return to the links for Park golfer 08 May 2020 18:54 Sherwood Park Strathcona County News In the hours since the announcement that golf courses would be allowed to open last weekend to lead off Stage 1 of the COVID-19 Alberta Re-launch Plan, how often have you heard the following words? “After being self-isolated at home all these weeks, this …
  • Ambulance crash in Flatlands injures two medics 08 Apr 2020 20:08 Brooklyn Paper Two first responders were hurt in crash in Flatlands on Tuesday. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell A private ambulance traveling to a sick patient was cut off at a Flatlands intersection, sending the ambulance crashing into a parked car and a building on Tuesday …

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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