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Glenville Hill Fire to host school bus rescues state training next week

Firefighters work to extricate people from a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 9 and Ushers Road in Jonesville on May 24, 2019.
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Firefighters work to extricate people from a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 9 and Ushers Road in Jonesville on May 24, 2019.

GLENVILLE – Glenville Hill Fire District No. 8 is hosting a two-day state certification lecture and practical skills training about school bus rescues for volunteer emergency medical service and fire personnel from Schenectady and Saratoga counties next week.

Led by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control’s Department of Homeland Security, the eight-hour training is planned for Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the firehouse at the corner of Church and Ridge roads.

The course provides advanced training to volunteer EMS and fire personnel attending from both Schenectady and Saratoga counties in hazards associated with performing school bus rescues.

The first evening lecture topics include bus construction, safety systems and extrication strategies.

The second evening is a hands-on session that provides first responders the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the first session and establish proficiency in related extrication tool placement and staging, anatomy of a school bus, bus stabilization, primary entry, secondary entry, patient rescue and bus rollovers. 

Northland Transportation of Scotia donated an out-of-service 64-passenger school bus for this first-of-its-kind multi-agency and county training. 

Categories: Saratoga County, Schenectady County

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