Hero Bus Driver: Driver Lisa Willis had dropped off her last student in the Millarville area and was heading to pick up Oilfields School students when she noticed what she initially thought was mist coming from the ditch along 214 Avenue West. Thankfully she investigated and discovered fire and sparks coming off a power pole. She grabbed the bus fire extinguisher and went to work putting out the fire – thereby preventing a potentially large grass fire – while the mother of the last student she had just dropped off called the fire department. Lisa remained at the scene until the Priddis fire department arrived, while fellow Millarville area driver Wendy Arkes pitched in to finish Lisa’s bus route.
Quick thinking and teamwork – way to go Lisa and Wendy!
Bus Safety Week: October 19-23 was School Bus Safety Week. Members of FSD’s Transportation Services department teamed up with Tim Hortons High River to raise awareness on October 20th. More than 1,200 beverages with special coffee sleeves promoting awareness of bus safety rules were served.