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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 Crash in Henrietta Leaves One Person Hospitalized February 27, 2021 10:06 am Spectrum News Rochester HENRIETTA, N.Y. — ​One person has been seriously injured in an ambulance crash in Henrietta Friday afternoon. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said it appears the driver of the Penfield Volunteer Ambulance had a medical emergency prior to veering off …
  • Driver hospitalized after ambulance crash in Henrietta February 27, 2021 6:49 am Rochester First Posted: Feb 26, 2021 / 04:40 PM EST / Updated: Feb 26, 2021 / 11:14 PM EST HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC) — An ambulance driver was hospitalized with serious injuries Friday after crashing into a tree. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, …
  • Family tribute to 'devoted dad' who after car and ambulance crash December 18, 2020 8:37 pm Wales Online The family of a man who died following a car’s collision with an ambulance have paid tribute to ‘the devoted dad’. Jeff Rawle died last night following the collision on the A4061 Rhigos Road in Treherbert. His blue Mazda and an ambulance came into contact …
  • Three People Injured In Ambulance Crash In Fayette County December 2, 2020 6:20 pm CBS 2 Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania By: KDKA-TV News Staff LUZERNE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – An ambulance crashed into a car on Craftmore Road in Luzerne Township, Fayette County. Medics were responding to a call at the time of the collision. Three people suffered minor injuries. The crash was part …
  • NTSB: Spatial Disorientation Triggered Aeromed Fatal November 24, 2020 3:20 pm Aviation International News The NTSB has concluded that the probable cause of a fatal June 2019 helicopter air ambulance crash at the Brainerd (Minnesota) Airport (BRD) was the result of pilot spatial disorientation and loss of control during a night-time instrument approach. Both …

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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