Let’s hope that NTSB will eventually be able to shed light on what caused the Iowa school bus fire and what kept the driver and student from escaping. The latter question is extremely troubling.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presents a new award to First Student’s Bobby DeLee, who evacuated his passengers after smelling smoke.
The engine of the 1995 model bus catches fire about 15 minutes after dropping off students. No students are aboard, and the driver gets out of the bus safely.
The state medical examiner finds that the driver and the student on board both died from “smoke and soot inhalation and thermal injuries” in the Dec. 12 school bus fire.
The school bus driver and one student were the only occupants. Authorities say it appears that the driver had backed into a ditch when the fire broke out.
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.
Gordon, a transportation industry veteran and former pro football player, will cover the Midwest for United States Seating Co.
The school bus dealer, which has facilities in California and Nevada, will serve as a distributor, service provider, and installer of Fogmaker North America’s systems.
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.