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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. …
  • Traffic moving again on I-270 west in north Columbus after ambulance crash 19 Feb 2020 00:26 WBNS Published: 02/18/20 03:50 am EST Updated: 02/18/20 04:34 am EST COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Police are investigating a crash on I-270 at I-71 on the north side. According to police, the crash involves a private ambulance that ended up on its …
  • "New Amsterdam" Season 2 "Sabbath"- Max Needs Miracles (PREVIEW) 18 Feb 2020 06:46 Amsterdam News We wrote last week about how NBC's New Amsterdam always seems to find new ways to punch us in our "feels" – but last week's "In the Graveyard" took things to a whole new level. It wasn't that Floyd (Jocko Sims), Helen ( …
  • Austin doctor hurt in ambulance crash fighting city for settlement 09 Feb 2020 20:48 KXAN AUSTIN (KXAN) — It was a Saturday morning in August and the weather was nice enough for Dr. Tobin Lim, 41, to take his motorcycle to work.  He was headed north on Lamar Blvd to Seton Medical Center when he says an Austin-Travis County EMS ambulance crashed …
  • Inside the investigation into Kobe Bryant's tragic helicopter crash 09 Feb 2020 01:14 The New Zeland Herald The skies above Los Angeles are crisscrossed by helicopters — sometimes as many as two dozen at a time — whisking the rich across the city, taking tourists to get the perfect Instagram photo, chasing criminals, and providing radio listeners with traffic …

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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