Maryland bus driver Reneita Smith is hailed for getting her elementary school passengers to safety before the bus becomes fully engulfed.
Thanks to several districts across Washington loaning buses, Puyallup School District runs routes on the first day of school as planned despite a recent fire that destroyed 20 buses.
A fire at Puyallup (Wash.) School District's bus facility damages more than 28 new school buses. Nearly 70 employees are evacuated, and no one is injured.
A Florida bus driver pulls over when her bus starts smoking. She evacuates the students, and minutes later, the bus catches fire.
A fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, destroyed three Illinois school buses and damaged three others. There were no injuries or service disruptions, but other buses were damaged by the heat.
Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools’ bus shop caught on fire on the evening of Jan. 7. The fire destroyed three school buses, a service truck and several supplies.
Sammy Agunbiade of Houston, Texas, rushes the 30 students off the bus when he hears popping sounds and smells something strange. The bus explodes into flames as a second bus driver comes to take the students farther away from the bus.
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
Forty-one high school students and an assistant coach escaped the bus uninjured. As the bus lost horsepower, overheated and began to smoke, the driver made sure all the students got off the bus safely.
In the fatal 2014 truck-motorcoach collision in California, NTSB found that there were difficulties in evacuating from the flame-engulfed motorcoach. That and other details are similar to the 1988 Carrollton bus disaster.
After investigating the Orland, California, crash in which five students were among those killed, the agency calls for motorcoach survivability enhancements.
The burnt vehicles make up nearly one-third of Piñon Unified School District’s fleet, and seven were destroyed. Quick-thinking school employees prevented further losses by driving the unburned buses out of harm’s way.