Tactical training for school bus drivers set Monday

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:13 - Written by From Staff Reports

A tactical training event for school district bus drivers and monitors is scheduled for Monday.

The training will involved the Tyler ISD transportation department, the Tyler Fire Department and local EMS personnel, according to a TISD news release.

The training will include hands-on exercises and scenarios to help the transportation employees perfect the skills they need to keep students safe in case of emergency.

Beginning at 8 a.m. employees will begin rotating through four stations in the Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium parking lot.

The stations include: an obstacle driving course; an area to practice evacuation skills for students; an EMS triage station to teach what to expect in a major accidents; and a fire department presentation reinforcing the proper use of portable fire extinguishers. The event is expected to end about 12:30 p.m.

Residents who live near the stadium can expect to see smoke rising throughout the morning and training exercises taking place, and should not be alarmed, according to the news release.

“Tyler ISD is always striving to equip our transportation staff with the latest skills they need to keep our students safe,” transportation director John Bagert said, according to the news release. “The tactical training event is part of our continuous effort to provide the safest experiences possible for our staff and students.”