Friday, June 22, 2007

Fire Safety

Recently our company has drafted a fire evacuation plan, and they are taking it very seriously. (Which they should; we have three buildings, 1,000 employees, and pregnant women everywhere.) Anyway, my friend Cindy and I are "searchers" for our department, and a few of the guys are responsible for helping out the ones who are preggers. We had a drill on Thursday. I don't think a June fire drill is the best idea, but we didn't have a choice. It was all very dramatic with alarms and strobes and real fire trucks. I think we did pretty well evacuating, although one of the aides (Christopher!) took my friend Katie to the wrong area and we were all briefly distressed because we couldn't find her. We got ice cream on the way back into the building. It was kind of like being in elementary school again.

The highlight of this whole experience is the fantastically flattering orange vests we get to wear. Sweet. I'm so VIP. (I wore an orange bracelet to coordinate, but you can't see it in the photo.)

Disclaimer: Certain people aren't happy with the posting of this picture. Someone even threatened me. I just wanted to get this down in a public place in case something happens to me...


(l to r): Julia, her aide Ryan, me, Chris (aide to Libby), Libby

PS: In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that in the case of a REAL fire, I'm not gathering everyone together to make an orderly exit from the building. I'm outta there!

4 comments:

julia said...

The fat man on the left is HOT.

Bowlby said...

I just didn't show up because I didn't want my belly to upstage Libby's and Julia's for the photo (eventhough I know it is not a competition; but if it were, I'd win). And Mom, if you're reading this—I was in a super safe alternate location. Not to worry.

Leah said...

I thought they were called fire buddies? And you should leave your orange bracelet at your desk so that you can always coordinate for a fire.

Robin said...

Thank you, Katie, for clearing that up....I was just getting ready to pick up the phone and call security.