Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools buses have caught fire in the past month. Authorities are investigating, and buses of the same type are being re-inspected.
The Tennessee driver gets all the students off the bus before the fire starts. An electrical problem with a cable near the battery is the cause of the fire, school administrators say.
The North Carolina bus bursts into flames after a fire starts in the engine. All 16 students and the driver escape uninjured.
Gaborcik brings nearly 20 years of bus industry experience to the fire suppression supplier.
Police say that the fire caused more than $30,000 in damage to the school bus.
Drivers and other employees rotate through 10 stations that include live fires for fire extinguisher training, evacuation of smoke-filled buses, CPR, and first aid.
The school bus dealer and contractor will distribute, service, and install USSC Group’s Fogmaker systems.
Teresa Stroble, a driver for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County (S.C.), is hailed for quickly evacuating 56 students when they noticed smoke.
Following two recent bus fires, Klamath County School District sidelined 14 buses of the same model and year. Now the district is making changes to wires and hydraulic lines.
The bus industry veteran will initially focus his efforts on the company’s fire suppression group, Fogmaker.
The report, commissioned by FMCSA, sheds light on the frequency and common causes of fires in school buses and motorcoaches.
A Tennessee bus driver notices a fire on the bus while at an intersection, pulls over, and safely gets all students off the bus before it bursts into flames.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered fatal crashes, a driver protest, and a bus facility fire.