Last step in cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

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Ms. Fratelli had warned her res­i­dents the day be­fore dur­ing the sup­per hour that there would be a fire drill the fol­low­ing day, how­ever, they had no idea what time the drill would go off. “We didn’t want any­one to panic,” said the man­ager. Four Stanstead fire­fight­ers along with Fire Cap­tain Jean Fluet co­or­di­nated and ob­served the drill. An am­bu­lance was also there on stand-by. “We’re very thank­ful to our fire depart­ment. All the sup­port groups here in Stanstead are very present,” she added.

The res­i­dents and the staff had re­ceived some train­ing to pre­pare for the drill, in­clud­ing a prac­tise run. “That prac­tise run was im­por­tant be­cause as a man­ager I was able to ob­serve the ex­er­cise and af­ter we did a ‘post mortem’ to see what went wrong and what went well; we got good feed­back from the fire depart­ment. The res­i­dents were also very happy. They were very in­volved in the process and they wanted it to go well. They were cheer­ing when we heard we had done it in around five min­utes,” com­mented Ms. Fratelli.

It ob­vi­ously pays to be well-pre­pared in the event of a fire. Be­sides the pre­vi­ous train­ing and the prac­tise run, the man­age­ment of the Manoir de Stanstead used a fire safety firm to plan the fire evac­u­a­tion; there are nine­teen fire evac­u­a­tion plans posted around the build­ing; and there are evac­u­a­tion plans on the back of the doors of each apart­ment.

Res­i­dences for se­niors must get a Certificate of Com­pli­ance is­sued by the Agence de la santé et des ser­vices so­ci­aux.

Lov­ingly re­mem­bered,

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