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Tyler ISD transportation department to hold tactical training event

TYLER, February 14, 2014— On Monday, February 17, the Tyler ISD transportation department, along with the Tyler Fire Department and local EMS personnel, will hold a tactical training event for District bus drivers and monitors. The training will provide hands-on exercises and scenarios to help the transportation employees hone the skills they need to keep students safe should an emergency occur.

Starting at 8 a.m., in the Rose Stadium parking lot, employees will begin rotating through four stations that include:

Obstacle driving course;

Evacuation station to practice evacuation skills for students with and without special needs;

EMS triage station to teach what to expect should major accidents occur;

Fire Department presentation reinforcing the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.

The tactical training event is expected to conclude around 12:30 p.m. Residents who live near the training site can expect to see smoke rising at various times throughout the morning, as well as training exercises taking place, and should not be alarmed.

“Tyler ISD is always striving to equip our transportation staff with the latest skills they need to keep our students safe,” John Bagert, Tyler ISD transportation director, said. “The tactical training event is part of our continuous effort to provide the safest experiences possible for our staff and students.”

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