Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Loveland City School District partnered with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department for a lesson in emergency response. The district donated a school bus scheduled to retire this year to the fire department to practice methods to extract injured parties from a damaged vehicle.
“Whenever we are able to work with our first responders to assist them with their training we jump at the opportunity,” said John Ames, Loveland City School District business manager. “The police have used our buildings for numerous intruder drills. Fire and rescue has spent time in the buildings to gain an understanding of the layout of the facilities, and now they have had the chance to practice and learn how to safely extract students from a bus. Anything our first responders learn that will help them perform their tasks during an emergency situation is priceless for the safety of our children.”
The emergency response training took place Tuesday, Sept. 23.