This bus was donated to the Freehold Independent Fire Company in New Jersey as part of Durham School Services' Partners Beyond the Bus program. - Photo courtesy Durham School Services

This bus was donated to the Freehold Independent Fire Company in New Jersey as part of Durham School Services' Partners Beyond the Bus program.

Photo courtesy Durham School Services

Durham School Services, a student transportation provider, has donated a school bus to the Freehold Independent Fire Company in Freehold, New Jersey. The fire department will use the bus to conduct safety and rescue training. The donation to the Freehold Independent Fire Company was made as part of Durham School Services’ company-wide Partners Beyond the Bus program.

Durham School Services’ Freehold bus location has been a part of the community for 15 years and has built a strong partnership with the Freehold Independent Fire Company. Over the years, Durham School Services has donated several buses to the fire company and has provided them with complimentary service to community events such as their annual community St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“We are proud to be partners with the Freehold Independent Fire Company. Safety is and will always be our number one priority, and that is why we are more than happy and willing to donate our buses for the sake of the fire company’s safety and rescue trainings,” said Hany Abdel-Kader, Freehold general manager. “These trainings help prepare firefighters for life-saving situations, and we understand the significant role these trainings play in upholding the safety of our community and students, so there is never any hesitation in donating a bus whenever possible.”

“Durham School Services has been an exceptionally supportive community partner who has generously met our needs every time,” said Craig Haas, chief of the Freehold Independent Fire Company. “They recognize the magnitude these bus donations play in our safety trainings and drills and have never hesitated to lend a helping hand no matter what the situation. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner and look forward to continuing and growing this partnership for many years to come.”

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