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San Antonio Transportation Staff Trains for School Bus Emergencies

Posted on June 12, 2017
In a San Antonio ISD training event, school bus drivers and other employees rotated through 10 stations, one of which had live fires for fire extinguisher training.
In a San Antonio ISD training event, school bus drivers and other employees rotated through 10 stations, one of which had live fires for fire extinguisher training.

SAN ANTONIO — School transportation staff here took part in an array of hands-on training last week.

The transportation department at San Antonio Independent School District held the June 5 training event for its school bus drivers, monitors, mechanics, and other staff members. More than 300 employees rotated through 10 stations that included live fires for fire extinguisher training, mass evacuation of smoke-filled school buses, CPR, and first aid.

The transportation department partnered with the American Heart Association, the San Antonio Fire Department, Union Pacific, Operation Lifesaver, and Crisis Prevention Institute for the training exercises.

After the training, the department held a year-end employee celebration with a carnival theme. The event offered hot dogs, nachos, face painting, and games that employees could play to win prizes.

At another station, transportation staff trained to evacuate a smoke-filled bus.
At another station, transportation staff trained to evacuate a smoke-filled bus.

Related Topics: aide/monitor, bus fires, driver training, emergency planning, evacuation drills, first aid/CPR, Texas

Comments ( 6 )
  • Mark Balltz

     | about 6 months ago

    Hands on training is so good for bus drivers. Much better than just classroom. This is a nice approach.

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