First responders learn new skills

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – Firefighters from the city of Troy learned how to get ready for an unfortunate possibility.  The scenario was a bus filled with smoke and people who have disabilities.

Tuesday, first responders from Miami County joined the firefighters to enhance their skills operating under dire circumstances.  They held a drill, practicing carrying people with all kinds of disabilities from a smoking bus.

Riverside of Miami County’s transportation staff also participated in the drill to practice their role in such an emergency.

Don Pemberton of the Troy Fire Department said it was good to practice with distractions – to show his team how to concentrate under circumstances that are less than desirable.

The Miami County Developmental Disabilities program transports 200 people in nine buses and four vans.

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