Pennsylvania Firefighters Volunteer To Drive Kids To And From School Amid Bus Driver Shortage

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 09/27/2021 12:00 AM

McKeesport firefighters aren’t just fighting fires and responding to car crashes, they’re picking up school students stranded by the bus driver shortage. Only on KDKA, Meghan Schiller talks with the firefighter who answered the call and now spearheads an initiative to ease the stress on parents, students, and teachers. “We all live here, our kids go to school here, a lot of us grew up here, you know a lot of us will probably never leave here unless they throw us out,” said McKeesport firefighter Kevin Kovach. Forget walking, biking or public transit. There’s a new way for kids to get to school in McKeesport. As cities across the nation try to solve the bus driver shortage, firefighters in McKeesport came up with an idea. It doesn’t involve the typical transportation, but it’s a fire someone needs to put out.


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