Analysis of Ambulance Crash Data

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Analysis of Ambulance Crash Data" (PDF)
Author: Casey C. Grant, P.E., and Brian Merrifield
Date of issue: September 2011


Motor vehicle crashes involving ambulances used for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) pose serious risk to both the crew and the patients. Data collection for ambulance crashes are regularly reported on a local or statewide basis and a need exists to compile and coordinate this data on a national basis. This project provides summary information that identifies available data sources for ambulance crashes, provides a limited analysis of the data, and recommends optimum data formats.