park’s restrooms. I’ll have to mention that
to the hostess the next time I see her.
I do wonder how safe the neighborhood
is though. If there is an active shooter in
the neighborhood, we should probably
have a room to shelter in place. I see the
hostess and decide to ask her where the
safe room is located.
“What? Oh, you can leave your jack-
ets and purses in the first bedroom on the
right. They’ll be safe there.”
I think she misunderstood me again. How
could she misunderstand “safe room?” It
must be the noise from all the party guests.
Where was that occupancy sign?
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Looking around the house, I didn’t see any
first aid kits. I made my way over to the
hostess to ask.
“There are bandages in the bathroom.”
She rushed off before I was able to inquire
about the location of the AED. You never
know when someone might have a heart
attack. In fact, I was a little concerned
about the hostess. Every time I talked to
her she seemed to be a bit stressed. I hope
she wouldn’t have a heart attack before I
could locate the AED. There should be a
sign around here somewhere.
Whoops, I’m getting a bit too far from
the cover of the dining room table. I saw
the hostess talking to more guests, and
she pointed at me again. I think I probably
opened her eyes about emergency planning.
I’m sure she was discussing the importance
of having proper supplies and signage.
Some of the guests started to leave. I’m
sure they were just stepping out to make
a dry run to the emergency meeting area.
It’s never too soon to conduct an evacuation drill. I wondered who the designated
evacuation marshal is. Maybe I should
volunteer my services.
Anyway, I think the guests were
impressed with my concerns. I heard a
few of them murmuring about wanting
more from me. I’m sure that’s why I saw
them looking at me as they passed and said
Heck, I’m always willing to give more
education and training to those who ask for
more. I really had a great time. I wanted to
thank the hostess for a wonderful party. I
could tell she was glad I enjoyed myself,
because when I told her I was leaving, she
just said, “Thank gawd!” Poor girl must
have been exhausted because she nearly
burst into tears. Where is that AED?
I think my night’s work is done. I served
well as the designated business continuity
planner. I was able to work everything out.
Well, almost everything. I just can’t figure
out why I never get invited to more parties. I was the life of the party. Why else
would so many guests turn to me and say
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Ron Fauset, CBCP, is an active member
of the San Diego Chapter of the Association
of Contingency Planners and the San
Diego Fire-Rescue Community Emergency
Response Team. Fauset is also a member
of InfraGard and the California Emergency Services
Association. He has conducted many well-received mock