ADI--ACCREDITATION- i caN NOT BELIEVE THAT WE DON'T ALREADY HAVE ALL TEH PRINTED INFORMATION WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER--IN 6 ? LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOKS-- WORDS LIKE "COMPLIANCE DEMONSTRATION" --
JUST FOR FUN
WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE EMERGENCY PLANS..-- THIS IS A FARM--IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LIST TEH PERPARATIONS FOR THE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN---allow me just a sample......
Collapse of a roof on a 100’ farm building
A fire burned the house to the ground ( was source of water for barn with 30 horses)
Water main break 6” water in many buildings.
Horse down a 15’ cistern
Wild ape loose on the property
Truck and driver nose down in a sink hole.
30 tons of hay starting to smolder in the hay loft
Saving 8 dane pups on iv's who had parvo
While working 2 at home jobs, and raising 2 children.
so when this accreditation insists i need to ensure we are in compliance with laws on emergency lighting... or demanding... our staff should have fire drills on how to exit a building.---- my signs about "in case of fire, get out" were not sufficient.
our last "inspector" was sheila obrien who aT LEAST knew my dogs well- and at least haD a sense of humor about my trying to adhere ALL THIS #$%^&*()...
BUT I MUST TRY- IT IS GONG TO TAKE ALL THE SELF CONTROL I CAN MUSTER.....AND WE ALL KNOW.......I AM SHORT ON THAT. SO----- FOR EMERGENCIES..
From experience ..I know that all you can do is try and maintain a state of readiness. From current fire extinguishers to keeping cars filled with fuel - the more details you can maintain the better.
There is a thought process I go thru—starting with STOP AND THINK.
[if !supportLists]1. [endif]Is there anything else about to happen that could make the situation worse.. like hanging wires?.
[if !supportLists]2. [endif]are any people hurt that need attention?.
[if !supportLists]3. [endif]any animals hurt that need attention?
[if !supportLists]4. [endif]is the situation stable- can you reassure- or briefly make anyone more comfortable- or warm if needed.
[if !supportLists]5. [endif]go away, sit down and have coffee accompanied by one non excitable bright person..
[if !supportLists]6. [endif]assess what HAS happened… exactly…
[if !supportLists]7. [endif]decide what has NOT happened.
[if !supportLists]8. [endif]figure out how to keep life going- usually a water supply is high on the list
there is no way i can list "preparations" for accidents-- ?MAKE SURE ALL CELL PHONES ARE FULLY CHARGED???- ACTUALLY MY CAR DOES HAVE A STRING HANGING WHICH IS A GISMO THAT CALLS 911 AND TELLS THEM WHERE MY CAR IS.
ACORDING TO THESE ACCREDITATION DETAILS, WE ARE TO MEET AND DISCUSS ANY " INCIDENT" AND REPORT IT TO THE BOARD.-- HOW TO ASSURE ADI THAT WE ALL MEET CONSTANTLY - AND HAVE SUGGESTIONS ON ANY PERFORMANCE DEFICIENCIES..-- WHAT WE DON'T DO IS PUT IT ALL IN WRITING AND GIVE EACH BOARD MEMBER A COPY
TAKE POOR DONNA.. JUST PLAIN TRIPPED AND FELL- THE IMMEDIATE PROBLEM WAS 2 150 POUND DOGS WHO THOUGHT IT WAS PLAY TIME - LAURA-- LOOKED-- SAW-- AND DEALT WITH THAT- LINDA DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK OVER ANYTHING BUT JUST DIALED 911- I LOOKED OVER HER TO SEE WHAT ELSE COUDL HAPPEN--LIKE BLEEDING WHICH I DID NOT SEE- I DID SEE AN ARM WHICH WAS GOING TO NEED HOLDING TOGETHER AND SAW NO REASON FOR US TO ATTEMPT A SPLINT WITH EMT'S ALREADY ON TEH WAY . MEGAN CAME AND SAW AND GOT FLUFFIES AND TALKED TO DONNA - SITUATION WAS STABLE-- I WENT TO MAKE SURE THE AMBU DIDN'T MISS OUR DRIVEWAY-
NOT ONE OF US WENT TO GET HER PAPERWORK ABOUT WHAT TO DO...-- NOW IF SHE WAS A VISITOR WHO HAD LEFT HER DRIVERS LIC IN HER CAR-- AND GOT KNOCKED OUT-- WE MIGHT HAVE NEEDED TO LOCATE HER EMERGENCY CONTACT..-- BUT A NEW VISITOR WOULD NOT HAVE FILLED OUT THAT PAPER ANYWAY.
BUT WE HAVE PROBABLY 2 INCHES OF PAPERS SIGNED BY VOLUNTEERS-- PROBAbly not alphabetissed??
you get the pickture-- there is practical efficiency and then designed performace
i am told 40 tons of stone dust has arrived..
i need to go watch this--