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Webinar to Give Tips on School Bus Fire Protection

Posted on February 27, 2018
A free webinar will let attendees know what they can do to protect their school buses and students in the event of a fire.
A free webinar will let attendees know what they can do to protect their school buses and students in the event of a fire.

An upcoming free web seminar will let attendees know what they can do to protect their school buses and, most importantly, their students, in the event of a bus fire.

In response to recent research, there has been a bigger focus on, and adoption of, fire suppression technology on board school buses in the U.S in the last few years.

According to a study conducted by the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), most school bus fires start in the engine area, running gear, or wheel area of the vehicle.

The webinar will be presented by Fogmaker, a supplier of automated fire suppression systems in buses, and moderated by School Bus Fleet. It will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET.

The speakers are Joseph Mirabile, president and CEO of United States Seating Co.; Jeff Krueger, director of product development at Fogmaker North America; Kent Tyler, executive vice president at Fogmaker North America; and TJ Legel, senior engineer at Fogmaker North America.

The topics the speakers will discuss include:

•    The importance of an automatic fire suppression system.
•    The three key elements in a fire suppression system that eliminate thermal events in seconds.
•    How other school districts, fleets, and states are addressing engine fire suppression.
•    How transportation supervisors can protect the schools’ most valuable assets — the students.

To register for the webinar, go here.

Related Topics: bus fires, emergency planning

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