Ambulance Design: From KKK to NFPA

By Mike McEvoyEMS EditorUpdated 10/29/2010: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1917 “Standard for Automotive Ambulances” Committee worked quickly over the past few months to resolve copyright and legal issues that had stymied release of a draft document this fall. On October 26, 2010, the NFPA Standards Council approved release of a pre-ROP (Report On Proposal) draft with a public comment period ending at 5:00 PM (EDST) on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. NFPA has created a shortcut link to the draft at and also posted the draft on their proposed documents page. Fire Engineering EMS Technical Editory Mike McEvoy represents New York St...

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