SAN ANTONIO — School transportation staff here took part in an array of hands-on training last week.
The transportation department at San Antonio Independent School District held the June 5 training event for its school bus drivers, monitors, mechanics, and other staff members. More than 300 employees rotated through 10 stations that included live fires for fire extinguisher training, mass evacuation of smoke-filled school buses, CPR, and first aid.
The transportation department partnered with the American Heart Association, the San Antonio Fire Department, Union Pacific, Operation Lifesaver, and Crisis Prevention Institute for the training exercises.
After the training, the department held a year-end employee celebration with a carnival theme. The event offered hot dogs, nachos, face painting, and games that employees could play to win prizes.