Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills

Iowa Code 281—43.40(285) Pupil instruction. At least twice during each school year, each pupil who is transported in a school vehicle shall be instructed in safe riding practices and participate in emergency evacuation drills.

Procedures for emergency evacuations:
-Students shall remain seated during driver's instructions. Students are instructed to remain reasonably quiet during driver's instructions. Drivers instructions shall be obey promptly.
-Drivers will instruct students on the location and operation of the emergency door, emergency windows, and emergency hatches. Drivers will instruct students on the location and operation of the fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and body fluid kit. Drivers will instruct students on buses with air operated doors the location and operation of the emergency door release.
-Older students are designated to assist younger students with emergency egress and to open the rear emergency door upon instruction from the driver.
-Students are instructed to walk 100 feet away from the school bus and gather as a group in the designated evacuation area.
-During an evacuation drill, students shall return to the bus in an orderly manner. Students shall know what is the expectations and instructions of the emergency evacuation.


Rear Door Evacuation



Front Door Evacuation



Front & Rear Door Evacuation