Tactical Fire Problem -School Bus Crash & Fire

This week a combination problem. Take a look.

1.) How many patients should you expect on a fully loaded school bus?

2.) How many ambulances should be called for initially? Just a random rule of thumb might indicate an initial call for 1 ambulance for each 5 patients. This indicates some will be minor and not need it and some may not need transport at all. ( black tag) It is not a certainty but it gives you a starting point.

3.) When was the last time you trained on school bus stabilization and extrication techniques?

4.) How much does a school bus weigh? How much weight are you trying to move / lift?

5.) Review some of the factors that complicate fire suppression during rescue attempts.

Stay safe and stay thinking!

Pete Lamb
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