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Student Helps Boy Having Seizure on School Bus

Amyhia Draper of Nebraska sees the boy begin to have a seizure and she and another student turn him on his side. She learned what to do in such situations from her mother, a daycare professional.

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Special-Needs Teen Dies After Outburst on School Bus

Anthony Corona of California, who had autism, lost consciousness and died after an episode in which he became agitated. The bus driver and aides reportedly tried to calm him, performed CPR, and called 911.

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First Aid Kit

The Lawson Class A ANSI Certified First Aid Kit now comes with scissors, an update designed to meet the new ANSI standard that went into effect on June 17.

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School Bus Driver Saves Choking Student

Ginger Maxville of Oklahoma realizes a 5-year-old student is choking, uses her CPR training, and performs the Heimlich maneuver on him, and he coughs up a penny.

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1,100 school bus drivers, attendants train in ‘Safety Expo’

Houston Independent School District’s back-to-school transportation training program includes hands-on drills in railroad crossing safety, gang awareness, student management, hurricane preparedness and other topics. As Transportation General Manager Nathan Graf puts it, “It was not your typical training.”

Autauga County School System drivers signed up for the free Yellow Dot program as part of a back-to-school event at the Autauga County Extension Office on Tuesday.
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School bus drivers provide vital info for 1st responders

In Autauga County, Alabama, 150 school bus drivers sign up for Yellow Dot, a free program that officials say provides potentially life-saving information to first responders in the event of a crash. The drivers get their photos taken and complete a personal form with emergency contact and medical info.

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Kansas school bus drivers honored for heroism

Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed last Wednesday School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day in the state. Rannie and Diana Schmidt were among those in the spotlight. The driving duo came across an accident last year and provided critical aid to a mother and daughter.

A Houston training event involves an older bus turned on its side and staged injuries, allowing bus drivers and attendants to practice their first aid training.
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Houston district trains for disaster with overturned bus

School bus drivers and attendants at Houston Independent School District this year are undergoing counter-terrorism training, which includes a mock disaster drill. The event involves an older bus turned on its side and staged injuries, allowing the staff members to practice their first aid training.

In his first year as a school bus driver, Evans Okoduwa talked an armed student into handing over his gun.
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Heroes in school transportation 2012

In the second edition of this series, we highlight school bus drivers who saved lives with their quick thinking and vital skills. When danger arose, their training — and their instincts — came through.

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Driver, 3 students assist seizing girl on bus

Corey McCann alerts the bus driver to a 13-year-old girl who is having a seizure. The driver and another student lay the girl in the bus aisle while McCann radios the bus garage for help. Another student directs traffic around the bus from the back window.

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Bus driver praised for actions during medical emergency

Velma Woodcock pulls off the road after students notify her that a boy on her bus is unresponsive. Woodcock instructs a parent to call 911 while she performs CPR on the student, who was not breathing. She visits the student in the hospital after completing her route.

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