1870 Highway 311, Central North River, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Where Dogs Can Be Dogs!

Emergency Evacuation Procedures


• General Evacuation Required, or

• Rapid Evacuation Required

In  the  Case of  General  Evacuation:  All  the  owners  of  dogs  present in daycare (and/or their emergency contacts) are to be phoned  and advised of the situation, and advised to pick up their  dogs immediately. Any preparations to avoid hazards are to be put in place by the staff member while evacuation is proceeding.

In the Case of Rapid Evacuation:  Emergency services are to be called at 911. All activities will stop immediately  and  an emergency  dog  evacuation will  be activated. This  involves   ensuring  all  dogs   are  securely  attached   to  an emergency   lead   (located  in  the  Emergency   Evacuation tote  locate  in   the daycare), double   checking  each area for  dogs  and evacuating through the nearest and safest exit.  Staff and dogs are evacuated to the designated Red Cross Evacuation Shelter or Reception Centre.  Once evacuation has succeeded, dog owners are to be contacted and advised of the emergency and their dog's location,  so they can pick them up.  These customer details are accessible on the Red Woof Inn Doggie Dashboard website as well in paper files

Portable fire extinguishers are provided in the workplace for employee use.  In the event of fire, emergency services must be called first at 911, and then any employee  may  use  extinguishers in  attempt  to  extinguish  the  fire  before evacuating.

In the event of an emergency, only a staff member is permitted to remain in or around the workplace.  They are to shut it down safely or to monitor critical operations before they evacuate, locking the premises if possible. If the emergency is too dire, they are to evacuate and not put themselves in any danger.  No staff members are assigned to perform medical or rescue duties during emergency evacuation situations.