A general review of construction types and features of school buses
Lets do a quick overview of buses and some quick tips that you can use today.
Types of buses
|Various Type A and B vehicle|
|Wide range of type C/D buses|
Use of Exits
Keep in mind that the bottom of rear and side exit doors are about four-feet above the ground. Side escape windows can be six feet off the ground and open upward...with no "hold open" device.
Command and Control
These events will be challenging. Multiple agencies and responders, media, traffic and the environment will all play a role in your bus event. Add to that the fact that many school-aged kids have cellular phones...you'll have frantic family members on scene with, or perhaps a head, of you. Don't ever forget the probability your actions will be recorded, too.