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Controversial Or A Good Idea – Green Rub Rails On School Buses?


As more and more alternative fueled vehicles hit the road, we still haven’t really seen an industry standard that identifies these vehicles easily for first responders.  Little hybrid, propane, or CNG stickers on the trunk or fender can be hard to see at night and/or destroyed during a crash.  The tale is similar when talking about school buses.  Take for ...

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Fatal Bus Crashes – Worldwide


Over this weekend the world saw two fatal charter bus crashes. Although different in construction, these buses give rescuers similar challenges because of the numbers of passengers. Lots of personnel and resources are needed for incidents of this magnitude.

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School Bus Crashes In The News – Week of 11-12-12


Here are some of this weeks school bus crashes from around the country. If you haven't trained for a school bus crash in your jurisdiction, prepare now. From small town USA to big city American, unfortunately school buses crash everyday. If you do nothing else, check out the resources on the FDT School Bus Extrication page linked at the end of this post. Table top a crash and go see some school buses at your local school transportation garage.

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School Bus Roll-Over in Virginia


Is your department prepared for the challenges you may face if a school bus loaded with children is involved in a crash. This past Wednesday a school bus rolled over in Virginia. It is fortunate that reports are stating all injuries are considered minor. The picture to the left is from a training scenario a few years back.

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