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Staying Safe on the Road: How You Can Help Make Ambulances Safer and Prevent Crashes

Too often, EMS clinicians and patients are injured or killed in crashes involving ambulances. Even when no one is hurt, crashes or mechanical problems can cause delays in care when patients need it most. Finding ways to prevent these issues is critical to making EMS as safe as possible for clinicians, their patients and the public, and sharing information about crashes or problems with ambulances can help prevent future incidents.

In this webinar, you’ll have a chance to hear about two programs at NHTSA that are working to make ambulances and other emergency response vehicles safer. You’ll learn:

  • How to report possible defects with ambulances and other vehicles to make sure they are cataloged, analyzed and addressed before causing serious harm

  • What NHTSA has learned from decades of investigating serious ambulance crashes

  • How you can access previous crash investigations and request help from NHTSA’s team of crash investigators

Harold Herrera, Crash Investigation Specialist, NHTSA Office of Special Crash Investigations

Peter Kivett, Safety Defects Engineer, NHTSA Office of Defects Investigations, NHTSA

Max Sevareid, EMS Specialist, NHTSA Office of EMS