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EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES & EMERGENCY EXIT DRILLS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INSERVICE 2006-2007 2006-2007.

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1 EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES & EMERGENCY EXIT DRILLS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER INSERVICE

2 Introduction  School bus evacuation drills should be as important a part of the school program as are fire drills to evacuate a school building. There is an urgent need, due to the increased number of pupils being transported, as well as ever-increasing number of crashes on the highways, to acquaint students with their roles and responsibilities. Pupils need to know how to properly vacate a school bus in case of an emergency. Schools must organize and conduct emergency exit drills for all pupils who ride the school bus.

3 WAC Emergency exit procedure  (1) All school districts operating or contracting for school bus transportation services shall prepare written policies or rules which establish procedures for bus safety and emergency exit drills.  (2) One emergency evacuation drill shall be held within the first six weeks of school each semester  (3) The first exit drill shall be followed by at least one verbal review of the emergency exit drill prior to the second exit drill.

4 ASSESSING THE NEED TO EVACUATE  Fire  Leaking Fuel  Hazardous Spill  Likelihood of being hit  Roll or tipping  Floodwaters  Students exposed  Complicated injuries

5 Decision to Evacuate  Passenger list  Knowledge of seating chart  Knowledge of student age and capabilities  Develop plans to control students outside of bus

6 Important Factors  Safety of pupils  Location of drills  Orderly evacuation  Qualifications of pupils who assist

7 Instruction Techniques  Be friendly and smile  Speak clearly so all can hear  Use your eyes  Listen to Students  Look for good qualities

8 Instructor Techniques  Know the Subject  Speak to age level  Be enthusiastic  Positive directions  Explain reasons for directions

9 Driver’s Responsibility Demonstrate and point out to Students  Secure Bus: Shut off motor, set break, bus in gear, remove keys  Emergency Exits: All emergency exit doors, windows, roof hatches  Location of all emergency equipment: Fire Extinguisher, Body Fluid Kit, First Aid Kit, Highway reflectors, two way radio  Service door: How to operate, open, close emergency release valve

10 Driver Responsibility  Assign two responsible students to assist  Safe location away from the bus  Leave all personal belongings  Maintain order while exiting the bus  Check each seat to be sure the bus is empty

11 Student Responsibility  Emergency doors  Fire Extinguisher  First Aid kit  Securing the bus  Exiting the bus  Students helping students

12 Front Door Evacuation T-1

13 Side Door Evacuation T-2

14 Rear Evacuation T-3

15 Verbal Evacuation Exit Drills For Activity & Field Trips Location and use of the following:  Fire Extinguisher  First Aid Kit  Warning Reflectors  Emergency Exits  Engine Shut Off and Parking Brake  Safety Release/ Service Door  Aisles Clear  Personal Belongings

16 Summary  School bus evacuation drills should be as important a part of the school program as are fire drills to evacuate a school building. There is an urgent need, due to the increased number of pupils being transported, as well as ever-increasing number of crashes on the highways, to acquaint students with their roles and responsibilities. Pupils need to know how to properly vacate a school bus in case of an emergency. Schools must organize and conduct emergency exit drills for all pupils who ride the school bus.

17 Evaluation  Name three conditions that would warrant evacuation of a bus?  Explain a method to control students outside the bus once evacuated?  Name an activity a student would be responsible for during an emergency evacuation?  How many feet should student move away from the bus during an evacuation?  List three examples that should be verbally covered prior to a activity field trip?

18 THE END


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