• Bus drivers and monitors train on fire extinguisher use
By Linda Green

The startling fact that it takes six to eight seconds for a school bus to burn if it catches fire was the impetus for a fire extinguisher training session for school bus drivers and monitors.
After their morning routes on May 2, the 47 school bus drivers and 21 monitors of the McDuffie County Board of Education gathered at the bus barn on Harrison Road to receive training, tips and techniques on the proper use of fire extinguishers from two members of McDuffie County Fire Rescue Service.
“We have not had a bus burn but once it catches fire and catches air, it takes six to eight seconds for it to burn,” said Butch Blount, McDuffie County Schools transportation director.
“You have to be very particular in getting the children off the bus in a hurry and sometimes there is no time to get a fire extinguisher,” he said, adding that the drivers transport 2,000 students to and from school daily.
“I thought it would be very good to give the drivers and monitors a class on fire extinguisher use and to learn how to use the extinguishers on their buses,” Blount said.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 8, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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