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Chris entered the pupil transportation industry in 1996 as a special needs school bus driver for Eugene School District 4J in Eugene, Oregon. Chris spent 4 years driving both special education and regular education routes. In 2006, Chris was hired as the Director of Transportation for Greater Albany Public Schools in Albany, Oregon. In January of 2013, he returned to the Eugene School District as their Director of Transportation and Fleet Services. In January of 2021, Chris was hired as the Director of Transportation for David Douglas School District in Portland, Oregon.
He has presented numerous driver and administrative trainings on the local, state and national levels.
Chris’s passion lies with helping others in the pupil transportation industry. From driver training to administrative mentoring, Chris loves to help others learn and grow while also continuing to broaden his knowledge base within pupil transportation.
School Buses & Active Threats | How to Respond to a Fatal School Bus/Van Wreck and What to Expect on SceneThis presentation will help prepare for responding to the unthinkable: a fatal wreck that involves a school bus or other district vehicles. Two fatal wrecks will be discussed, one involving a school bus driver and the other involving another driver who was fatally injured. We will discuss preparation, action, response, and decompression techniques as well as key findings to how these occurred.
- Preparation: How will you prepare for a potential fatal wreck? This includes mental and physical focus of one's self and staff.
- Action: Knowing what to do, when to do, and how to do when you are thrown into the emergency.
- Response: How to properly respond and help emergency authorities, OSHA, Department of Education, district/location authorities.
- Decompression: Techniques to take care of yourself, your family, and your staff.
- Will be prepared to focus on the emergency at hand, delegate necessary and unnecessary items to proper staff/officials.
- Will know proper and accepted action of what to do, when to do, and how to do with various emergency protocols and procedures.
- Will know how to properly respond to inquiries/investigations from state police, OSHA, Department of Education, etc.
- Will learn how to take time to take care of yourself, your family, and your staff after a tragic and unexpected event.