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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Training for school bus crash

Area first responders get hands-on training in event of accident


March 28, 2019

Joe Thomas

Firemen train on extractions from school buses

Barnett Crossroads Fire Chief and State Trooper Ben Roe said it's not a matter of 'if' but a matter of 'when' emergency personnel are dispatched to a school bus crash.

This past Saturday, first responders from multiple agencies gathered at Flomaton Speedway for a training exercise on how to address such a tragedy.

"Any kind of training you can get is beneficial," Roe said. "A school bus is a unique individual."

He said what makes school buses unique is not just their commercial grade of construction, but the precious cargo they carry.

"The overwhelming majority of buses in Escambia County a...

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