Friday, February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008 — The Baby A&W deliverance level is Guarded, or Blue.


The Baby A&W Deliverance level is Elevated, or Yellow, for all travel greater than 50 miles from location of future delivery. At no time should the carrier (Sarah) travel alone outside of the specified area. While there continues to be no credible information at this time warning of an imminent delivery, the strategic delivery perspective of family and friends is that we are in a period of increased risk.


Recommended Activities



  • All Family and friends should continue to be vigilant, take notice of the carrier and her surroundings, and report any suspicious carrier activities immediately.

  • Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for the carrier, and stay informed about what to do prior to and during the delivery.



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   1.   Low Condition (Green). This condition is declared when there is a low risk of delivery. Family members and friends should consider the following general measures in addition to the regular Protective Measures they develop and implement:


   1.  Refining and exercising as appropriate preplanned checklists and procedures on how to handle the delivery;


   2.  Ensuring personnel receive proper training on the Baby A&W Deliverance Advisory System and specific preplanned roles and Protective Measures; and


   3.  Institutionalizing a process to assure that all facilities and required conveyance are regularly assessed for availability and suitability, and all reasonable measures are taken to mitigate any foreseeable problems.


   2.  Guarded Condition (Blue). This condition is declared when there is a general risk of delivery. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Condition, Family and friends should consider the following general measures in addition to the regular Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:


   1.  Checking communications with designated chauffeurs and deliverance facilities.


   2.   Reviewing and updating emergency response procedures; and


   3.  Providing family and friends with any information that would be conducive to ensuring open communications throughout the event.


 


 


 


3.     Elevated Condition (Yellow). An Elevated Condition is declared when there is a significant risk of delivery. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Conditions, Family and friends should consider the following general measures in addition to the Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:


1.     Increasing surveillance of carrier (aka Sarah);


2.     Coordinating emergency plans and procedures as appropriate with family and friends;


3.     Assessing whether the precise characteristics of the delivery require the further refinement of preplanned Protective Measures; and


4.     Implementing, as appropriate, contingency and emergency response plans.


4.     High Condition (Orange). A High Condition is declared when there is a high risk of delivery. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Conditions, Family and friends should consider the following general measures in addition to the regular Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:


1.     Coordinating necessary pre-planned responses with designated escorts and chauffeur;


2.     Taking additional precautions at public events and possibly considering alternative venues or even cancellation in case of early arrival;


3.     Preparing to execute contingency procedures, such as moving to an alternate site or dispersing their family and friends to be available at various times and locations; and


4.     Restricting access to carrier once mood swings and general grumpiness from excess baggage starts to peak. Carrier access should be limited to essential personnel only.


5.     Severe Condition (Red). A Severe Condition reflects a severe risk of delivery. Under most circumstances, the Protective Measures for a Severe Condition are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods of time. In addition to the Protective Measures in the previous Conditions, Family and friends should consider the following general measures in addition to the Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:


1.     Increasing or redirecting personnel to address critical emergency needs;


2.     Assigning emergency response personnel and pre-positioning and mobilizing specially trained teams or resources;


3.     Monitoring, redirecting, or constraining transportation systems; and


4.     Completely restricting access to the carrier to prevent regrettable communication. Carrier access should be limited to the individual originally at fault for the carriers condition.



Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

We hope that all you wonderful couples had a great Valentine's Day.  We had a nice quiet Valentine's Day here in Hampton Roads.  Hubby thought originally that he was going to have to work a 12 hour shift but all was well.  I was a little sneaky and the night before, after hubby went up to bed, I put a gift in a few different locations.  These places are part of hubby's normal morning routine.  I thought it was cute, I am not sure men like cute though.  If nothing else I hope that he found it funny.


When I got up in the morning I found my gifts waiting on the dining room table; A letter from Angel and a beautiful card/letter from hubby.