Usually, the safest course of action for passengers on a bus to take during an emergency is to remain where they are. A full evacuation of the bus is only required in situations where there is fire, a danger of fire, or an unsafe positioning of the bus.
Once the decision to evacuate the bus is made, the route to follow must be determined by evaluating the emergency scene. There are three standard routes that allow you to safely and efficiently evacuate the passengers. In extreme situations where the standard evacuation routes are not safe or available, several alternate escape routes are presented.
In this course, we will discuss the standard and alternate routes of evacuation, and review the requirements of passenger safety. As well, an overview of emergency equipment and its use is presented.