Evacuation and Rescue of Elderly and Disabled Passengers from Paratransit Vans and Buses [open pdf - 18MB]
This document identifies effective methods and equipment for evacuating and rescuing elderly and disabled passengers from vehicles such as standard and modified vans, body-on-chassis small buses, and heavy-duty transit buses as necessary to ensure their safety in an emergency. It also offers suggestions for familiarity and simulation training, the development of standard operation procedures, the debriefing of actual accident experiences and the sharing of this technology. A bibliography of 190 items is included.
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)