- Police escort: use only as a last resort such as when you are unfamiliar with the place and location. Driving hazards are doubled when an escort is involved.
- The most common collisions involving ambulances are intersection collisions.
- Emergency lights should be on at all times during an emergency call.
- Use sirens according local protocol. Always let the patient know before activating the siren to avoid stress and fright.
- Use air horns according to local protocol. Do not sound horn when you are really close to another vehicle.
- Always face approaching traffic, never turn your back to it.
- Position the first ambulance on scene to create a barrier between oncoming traffic and the scene. Turn the wheels of the ambulance such that if someone crashes into it, the ambulance will steer away from the scene that you are working in.
- Control traffic with cones, personnel, and other emergency vehicles.
- Turn off headlights and spotlights at night so you don't blind and confuse oncoming traffic.
- Inspect your vehicle systems daily.
- Restock, clean, and perform maintenance after each run.
- Park ambulance uphill and upstream of any wind from scenes involving hazardous materials leakage.
- Washing hands after each run and after all cleaning procedures are complete.
- When approaching or leaving the helicopter, always do so at the pilot's direction, crouch, and approach from the downhill side.
- Always cross the helicopter in front, not behind.