Emergency Action Plan
Tornado/Severe Weather Drill:
- Using 35’ cable long lines located at the end of every row of ten suites, all dogs are escorted one row at a time, starting at the 900’s and working to the 100’s, to the multiple tornado shelters in our building, in the order listed below.
- The following rooms should be filled first: grooming room, serenity room and suite area restroom, all of which are located on the southwest side of our building and do not contain windows. These rooms back up to a wall that is 10’ below grade.
- The following four tornado shelters should be filled last: women’s restroom, men’s restroom, storage room and large luxury boarding room, which are located in the center of the building and do not contain windows.
- While the dogs are being transported, one person is delegated to acquire the PC computer tower in the manager’s office.
Collectively, our tornado shelters are able to accommodate 125 large dogs, but typically 35% of our boarding and daycare dogs are small dogs weighing less than 30lbs.
- Using 35’ cable long lines located at the end of every row of ten suites, all dogs are quickly escorted one row at a time to exits located on the side of the building furthest from the location of the fire.
- If the fire is in the Invisible Fence warehouse, the dogs are escorted to the Itty Bitty play yard.
- If the fire is in the office area on the north side of the building, all dogs are escorted to the three outdoor potty areas on the south side of the building.
- If the fire is in the kitchen, grooming room or utility area, the dogs are escorted to the three outdoor potty areas on the south side of the building.
- If the dogs must evacuate the building during weather where they would not survive, DG Welding owner Patrick Dolney has agreed to temporarily shelter the dogs in case of emergency while they are transported in groups to nearby boarding facilities. DG Welding is located directly across our parking lot.