Tyler, Texas (KETK) — On Monday, February 17, City of Tyler Emergency Management officials, along with the Tyler ISD transportation department and local EMS personnel, will participate in a joint training exercise to assess emergency preparedness procedures.
The exercise, which will include various scenarios designed to assess emergency operations during actual incidents, will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude around 12:30 p.m. Activities and stations will be set up at the Tyler Fire Department Training Facility located at 701 Fair Park Dr., along with areas in the Rose Stadium parking lot.
This will provide TISD transportation staff with an opportunity to become familiar with the various rescue operations and tools that could be used in the event of an actual emergency involving a school bus. The Fire Department will also provide a presentation on the appropriate use of portable fire extinguishers commonly carried on school buses. Additionally, the exercise will allow emergency responders an avenue to become familiar with the various types of school buses in the TISD fleet.
Citizens in the area of the training exercise should expect to see multiple Fire Department and EMS vehicles in the area, along with short periods of rising smoke during the drill. Additionally, TISD will have multiple buses on-site for use in the training.
Tyler Fire Department personnel and Tyler ISD transportation staff will be available for interviews at 12:30 p.m. at 701 Fair Park Dr. For more information, please contact the Tyler Fire Department at 903-535-0005.