Resource articles

Avoiding rear end collisions

Steps your organization can encourage and follow to reduce the risks of being involved in a rear end accident.

Safety Focus - Driving and motor vehicle safety

Learn more about driving and motor vehicle safety along with other current accident prevention information.

Driving safety statistics

Learning proper defensive driving tactics can help prevent accidents and death on the road. The statistics for driving accidents are staggering and sobering.

Pre-drive inspection

As part of your defensive driving program, conduct the following inspection before you leave on your trip.

Seat belts

Reasons to wear your seat belt as part of your defensive driving program.

Vehicle maintenance

It is imperative that you maintain your vehicle to its highest standards in order to benefit from its safety features.

Key points to remember

As part of your defensive driving program, keep the following key points in mind at all times. By knowing and using the information presented here, you can help prevent accidents from happening.

Seatbelts

It is estimated that we who are not involved in crashes, pay for more than three-quarters of all crash related costs. The costs come from higher insurance premiums, taxes, travel delays, and excess fuel consumption related to traffic delays.

Ambulance specific safety programs

In order to keep practitioners, patients and the general public safe we must have an organized structure which gives us the skillset and tools to recognize risk, assess its severity, and remove or mitigate it.

"Taps" is not a Christmas Carol

There are those of us who have only heard “Taps” on Memorial Day, at presidential funerals or in John Wayne movies. Most of us have watched a president place the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salute and stand at attention while “Taps” is played.