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Participation Request for NHSTA Research Effort

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested participation from EMS agencies in their research effort to characterize ground ambulance operator training in EMS systems.

Although training for ground ambulance operators has been repeatedly identified as an important step in the emergency medical services safety system, not much is known about the extent and quality of such training taking place across the United States.

The objective of this project is to characterize ambulance operator training across the
United States. NHTSA is interested in learning if and how agencies providing emergency
medical services train anyone who gets behind the wheel and operates an ambulance on the
roadway. The results of this study will allow the EMS community to not only understand
how others across the United States provide and regulate training, but create a foundation
on which to build future evidence-based training curricula or provide better guidance to
agencies on best practices.

How You Can Help
NHTSA is asking that one person from your EMS agency who is either in charge of, or
at least very familiar with, ambulance operations complete the survey at the link below.
During the survey, you will be asked a variety of questions about the training provided to
anyone who gets behind the wheel and operates an ambulance on the roadway for your
agency. The entire survey should take 15 minutes or less to complete. Participation in the
study is voluntary, and your responses will remain anonymous. No agency or personally
identifiable information will be recorded. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
You can click on the link below to take the survey or copy and paste it into your browser if
clicking does not work:

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