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March 18, 2010  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Emergency response expert offers school bus in-service


Lt. Paul Hasenmeier, a firefighter since 2000 for the City of Huron (Ohio) Fire Division and contributor to SBF, is offering an in-service training program for school bus operations.

In the two-hour presentation, attendees learn what can be done prior to an emergency, what to expect from emergency responders, and what they can do to help emergency responders and start preparing for the "never-happen-to-us" emergency.

"Just like anything else that we develop action plans for, school bus emergencies need a plan of their own," Hasenmeier said. "That plan must involve the cooperative efforts of fire, EMS, police, school personnel, and public officials.  This presentation will provide you with the knowledge of who does what, where, when and why at school bus emergencies."

Hasenmeier is also a paramedic, fire inspector, SCUBA diver, and an instructor.  He has an associate's degree in fire science, has gained knowledge in numerous technical rescue disciplines, and is a member of Ohio's Region 1 USAR team. 

In addition to SBF, Hasenmeier contributes to Fire Engineering, Fire Rescue and The Canadian Fire Chief magazines.  He has presented at FDIC, the New York Fire Chiefs Conference, the Ohio Fire Chiefs Conference, the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation Conference, the Ohio State Firefighters Association Conference, Fire Rescue Canada, the Fire Department Safety Officers Conference and other regional and national training events. 

For more info, e-mail Hasenmeier at [email protected], visit or call (419) 656-5884.


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