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Realistic fire safety training held for area school bus drivers
Brodhead firefighter Trent Gerber extinguishes a burning school bus seat during a fire safety training session at the Kobussen Buses terminal in Brodhead. (Photo supplied)
BRODHEAD - On April 19, school bus drivers serving the Brodhead, Parkview and Albany school districts participated in realistic fire safety training at the Kobussen Buses terminal in Brodhead. As part of the training, firefighters Trent Gerber and Shane Neils of the Brodhead Fire Department filled a school bus with a water-based theater smoke to simulate conditions that an onboard fire would create. School bus driver Val Zintz of Brodhead had only moments to evacuate the 30 other school bus drivers from the smoke-filled school bus.