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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.”

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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.

Bus driver Rosemarie Fullone used her instincts to help a lost student with Down syndrome get back to her family.
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Heroes in School Transportation

In this new feature, we shine the spotlight on pupil transportation professionals from around the nation who have saved lives or performed other selfless acts. Read about how their training, dedication and quick thinking paid off.

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School bus trainer saves choking student

Oscar Juracan noticed that a boy on the bus was not breathing, and the trainer quickly responded to perform abdominal thrusts on the elementary student. Spring (Texas) ISD requires all of its trainers to take a CPR course.

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Law may be named after boy who died on bus

A Massachusetts law that requires first aid training for school bus drivers was passed in 2008, after 5-year-old Darnell Cobb choked while riding a bus. Now, the state House has approved a bill to name that measure “Darnell’s Law.”

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Emergency Response Tips for School Bus Drivers

Drivers can help fire and medical services personnel and enhance the safety of their passengers during accidents or other serious incidents by being certified in CPR and first aid. Knowing when a bus evacuation is necessary and establishing a system for identifying the students on the bus are also important.

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