Ambulance design criteria: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1973 - Ambulances - 42 pages
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Page 41 - Purpose and scope. This standard establishes requirements for seats, their attachment assemblies, and their installation to minimize the possibility of failure by forces acting on the seat as a result of vehicle impact.
Page v - Since the establishment of the National Highway Safety Bureau, now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it has been headed by "acting" directors, "acting" deputy directors and "acting" section chiefs down to the third and fourth level of command function.
Page 40 - Scope. This standard specifies tire dimensions and laboratory test requirements for bead unseating resistance, strength, endurance, and high speed performance; defines tire load ratings; and specifies labeling requirements for passenger car tires.
Page 41 - Purpose and scope. This standard specifies requirements limiting the rearward displacement of the steering control into the passenger compartment to reduce the likelihood of chest, neck, or head injury. 52. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars and to multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
Page 2 - Performance and design criteria for an ambulance vehicle are determined and documented in sufficient detail so that automotive designers can produce a vehicle suitable not only to present day practices, but also with adequate provision for future advances in equipment and administration of emergency care.
Page 3 - The ambulance is defined as a vehicle for emergency care which provides a driver compartment, and a patient compartment which can accommodate two emergency medical technicians and two litter patients so positioned that at least one patient can be given intensive life-support during transit; which carries equipment and supplies for optimal emergency care at the scene as well as during transport, for two-way radio communication, for safeguarding personnel and patients under hazardous conditions, and...
Page 39 - Purpose and scope. This standard specifies the requirements for the transmission shift lever sequence, a starter interlock, and for a braking effect of automatic transmissions, to reduce the likelihood of shifting errors, starter engagement with vehicle In drive position, and to provide supplemental braking at speeds below 25 miles per hour. 52. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.
Page 2 - Training of Ambulance Personnel and Others Responsible for Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured at the Scene and During Transport.
Page 41 - Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of lacerations to the face, scalp, and neck, and to minimize the possibility of occupants penetrating the windshield in collisions.
Page 3 - ... is designed and constructed to afford maximum safety and comfort, and to avoid aggravation of the patient's condition, exposure to complications, and threat to survival.

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