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WI begins updating ambulance inspection rules


WAUSAU (AP) -- Wisconsin officials have started updating the state's 15-year-old standard for ambulance inspections.

The Wausau Daily Herald reports some emergency services officials are frustrated it took this long to bring inspection codes up to date, but state officials say existing standards have done well. Crashes involving ambulances are rare, averaging 15 crashes a year.

Bernard Coxhead is director of the Wisconsin State Patrol's Motor Carrier Enforcement Investigation Unit. He says just because a code is old, it doesn't mean it's bad.

The standards govern everything from how often inspections must be done to the number of bandages that must be kept on board.

Mark Fredrickson with Gold Cross Ambulance company says he wants the state to be less involved, especially when it comes to overseeing medical equipment.


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