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Advancing Ambulance Safety by Tracking and Investigating Crashes

 

NHTSA collaborates with national organizations & Federal partners to provide EMS leaders with the traffic crash data, research, and projects of national significance they need to promote improvements in ground ambulance safety.

 

 


 

Ground Ambulance Crash Data

 

image of ambulance NHTSA ensures that ambulance crash data is readily available to the public and has developed a presentation to provide an overview of how NHTSA collects crash data, and investigates and reports on ground ambulance crashes in our nation. For more information, click here.
   

 


 

Ground Ambulance Crash Investigations

 

 

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NHTSA Special Crash Investigations (SCI) Program

The NHTSA SCI Program monitors and identifies ground ambulance crashes that involve serious or fatal injuries to an ambulance occupant. When such a crash is identified, SCI forwards the information to the NHTSA OEMS to determine if pursuit of an investigation would potentially provide substantive, relevant data that could be used to better protect EMS personnel and other ambulance occupants in future crashes. For more information, click here.

 

Final NHTSA SCI reports can be located through:

 

 

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Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program


The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) identifies factors that cause or contribute to fire fighter deaths suffered in the line of duty. FFFIPP information is used by researchers and safety specialists to develop strategies to prevent these line-of-duty deaths, including those caused by ground ambulance crashes.

 

Report No.

State

Date Title
F2009-30

GA

Dec 2009

Career Fire Fighter/Paramedic Dies 2 Days After Being Ejected During an Ambulance Rollover Incident

 

F2005-12

FL

Aug 2004

Career Fire Fighter/EMT Dies in Ambulance Crash

 

F2003-33

NE

Aug 2003

Career Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician Dies and Paramedic is Injured in a Three-Vehicle Collision

 

F2003-05

TX

Jan 2003

Career Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician Dies In Ambulance Crash
 

 

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Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program

Focusing on all fatal occupational injuries nationwide, the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program identifies high-risk work situations, formulates incident prevention strategies, and disseminates this information to individuals in the workplace who are in a position to implement change. Below are the FACE final reports on ground ambulance fatalities. (Final FACE Reports)

 

 

Report

 

State 

 

Date

 

Title

F2001-12

NY

July 2001

Emergency Medical Technician
Dies in Ambulance Crash

 

F2001-11

KY

May 2001

26-Year-Old Emergency Medical Technician
Dies in Multiple Fatality Ambulance Crash

       
         

 

 
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