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.
In the weeks since she evacuated her passengers from a bus fire, Renita Smith has been lauded by students, school officials, and others. Now, Ellen DeGeneres adds to the accolades with a hefty reward.
One of Wisconsin-based Dousman Transport’s bus terminals and about 34 school buses are destroyed. The terminal is being considered a crime scene, officials say.
Ten-year-old Alex Perez of New Jersey sees smoke coming from the bus engine and yells to get the bus driver’s attention. All passengers are evacuated from the bus with no serious injuries.
Michele Coates of Virginia smells smoke, pulls her bus over, and gets all the students off the bus safely. Coates and 17 students are transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
National Express, which includes Durham School Services, will add the Fogmaker fire suppression system on its new school bus purchases.
Maryland bus driver Renita 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.