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1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Incident Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Knebl, Deputy Chief
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Community Unit School District 300 has once again partnered together for training and ensuring the safety of the community. This week the Fire Protection District received a generous donation of three surplus school busses from School District 300 for training purposes. With this invaluable donation firefighters will conduct training such as patient removal, vehicle stabilization, and understanding the anatomy of a standard school bus.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were over 370,000 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes, and of those, over 1,200 were classified as school transportation-related (NHTSA). Only eight percent of those victims were occupants of school transportation vehicles, but by understanding the features of a school bus, it may assist with how firefighters operate on scene. Any incident that involves a school bus may have one patient or several, and these potential situations is why it is important to be prepared to handle this type of unique situation.
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