Training for school bus crash
Area first responders get hands-on training in event of accident
March 28, 2019
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...