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VETERAN FIREFIGHTER OUTLINES THE COLLABORATION EFFORT BETWEEN RESCUERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS DURING EMERGENCY SCHOOL-BUS DRILLS


WRITTEN BY PAUL HASENMEIER PHOTO BY JENNIFER KILBURY


The author (facing camera on opposite page), recaps school- bus roof removal options to a firefighter rescue crew during an emergency drill.


joke. In reality, these folks, in addition to many others (EMS, school administrators, teachers, heavy wrecker operators, new media) are the first line of defense and res- cuers for the school transportation systems across our country. If I walked into your in-service training,


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you might quickly wonder what a firefight- er/paramedic with a master’s degree in public administration has to say to a bunch of bus drivers or school administrators. First, I would start by sharing that I have


firefighter, a cop and a bus driver walk onto a school bus … sounds like the start of some sort of public service


ridden on numerous school buses in my younger years and I have taken a three-day school bus driver class to gain a greater perspective on what you see. I have driven an old bus around a junkyard, and have cut up more school buses in training than I can remember. Second, I would relate to most by talking about my three daughters (ages 7, 4 and 2) who are or will be passengers on school buses. Last but not least, I would spark a conversation about what it is like to help all the players involved in any school bus emergency. What are you doing to help during this collaborative effort?


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