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.
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.