VI. After presenting this section, you may want to have participants practice:
- The one-person lift
- The 2-person lift
- The blanket drag.
VI.B. REMINDER: This is not a review of general evacuation procedures. This section reviews emergency situations with students with special needs.
VI.E.2. Distribute Handout #8, Emergency Situations. Review it with the participants.
VI.H. It would be good to have some assistance in teaching this section. Before class, arrange for 2 other people to demonstrate these techniques. You might also want to arrange for a dummy or a weight representing a child to be lifted. As you go through the general lifting guidelines as well as the one-person lift, the 2-person lift, and the blanket drag, the other person or people could demonstrate what you are describing.
VI.H. There are several excellent state manuals that provide more detail on techniques for evacuating students with special needs from a school bus. Contact your State Director of Pupil Transportation. To obtain the name of your State Director call 1-800-585-0340 or visit www.nasdpts.org