CAMBRIDGE, Nova Scotia — Stock Transportation is partnering with two local fire departments to help them enhance their first responder training.
The school bus contractor, a division of National Express, will be donating one bus each to Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department and Waterville and District Fire Department to use for safety training drills that allow first responders to be better equipped with skills for emergencies involving a school bus. These drills will include potential incidents involving water, fire, and vehicle rollovers.
“We appreciate Stock Transportation’s generous donation,” said Chief Doug Clark of Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department. “The donated bus will provide us with the means to advance our skills and help service the public in a more efficient manner during incidents involving a school bus.”
“Volunteer firefighters cannot always get their hands on resources for practical training,” said Kevin Ernest, a spokesperson for Waterville and District Fire Department. “This school bus donation from Stock provides us with a tremendous training opportunity.”
Stock Transportation operates more than 3,000 buses across Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Alberta, and transports more than 105,000 students daily.
“At Stock, we are committed to our core values, which include safety, community and people,” said Tina Coldwell, general manager for Stock Transportation. “As a community partner, we are proud to be able to help those who take pride in the same values — our first responders. Their commitment to serving our communities is admirable.”