Join us at this year’s Conference for an educational session on the Analysis of Ambulance Crash Data presented by NFPA’s Casey Grant on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
Motor vehicle crashes involving ambulances used for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) pose serious risks to both the crew and the patients. Data collection for ambulance crashes is reported on a local or statewide basis, and a need exists to compile and coordinate these data on a national basis.
Information such as the number of crashes, cause and contributing factors, and injuries or fatalities of personnel and civilians can be found within local emergency service departments and at the state level, but a complete national report of public and private ambulance crashes including fatalities, injuries, and contributing causes is lacking. This Fire Protection Research Foundation project identifies available data sources, recommends optimum data collection approaches, and provides limited summary data.