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Wayne Alarm: Increasing Your Safety with Video Security

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4 REASONS HOW TOTAL CONNECT VIDEO CAN HELP INCREASE YOUR SECURITY

There are times when security alarms aren’t enough to secure our homes and our business, and with technologic advances, using video security changes that. It adds extra security by allowing you to see what is happening around your home and motion activated events that can occur in and around your business. Here are four reasons why having a video surveillance is the best monitor to have.

  1. Wayne Alarm has notifications set up that work with video surveillances. If your camera detects a motion activated event, you are then automatically notified with an e-mail of the event or push notification on your mobile device, which allows you to monitor what occurred at a real time and date.
  2. Wayne Alarm Systems uses Honeywell Total Connect Cameras, allows you to stream videos live straight from the Total Connect directly to your phone, tablet or computer giving you an extra layer of protection. The cameras are portable, so changing locations to monitor new areas is easy. With infrared technology, which enhances your ability to see in the dark, records 10 second clips of a motion activates event and then sends it to you to investigate.
  3. With new technology such as Skybell, we can help prevent break-ins into your business and home. When you’re a SkyBell owner, you receive a ring whenever the doorbell is pressed, or even have it alert you whenever it senses motion such as someone walks up to your front door. This allows you to remotely stream live video from your iPhone or iPad and interact with whoever is at your front door directly via two way communication. With extremely durable functions for weather, it gives you High Definition video and full color night vision.
  4. There is strong data that suggest surveillance of employees in small business can boost productivity and profits. Allowing you to stay in control of dishonest claims, maintain the safety in your work environment and allows you as the manager to spend more time in more productive ways.

Having the best security is a top request everyone seeks for their home and business. With Total Connect video, it gives you enhanced security that allows you to stay on top of whatever happens in your environment, and giving you the added layer of protection that you want.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Mobile Security Apps

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:  PROTECT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY WITH APPS

With mobile apps making our lives easier, there has been a growth within the app industry to provide more protection to our lives simply by using our mobile devices. All of these apps are free and compatible with both Android and IOS.

  1.     NowSecure Mobile: We all know that companies and even sites such as Facebook can look through and collect our data. In order to protect yourself against unwanted online threats, download the NowSecure Mobile app. It monitors your phone’s operating system, network and other apps for security vulnerabilities, all while generating a code to protect your phone.
  2.     Companion: Even if you don’t have the app downloaded, Companion is a great tool that allows your friends and family, (even your local police) see where you are when you are heading to a destination, with a simple invite. The most important aspect the app provides, however, is the 15 second alarm called Smart Trigger, which checks in to make sure you are safe and if by any chance you don’t respond within those 15 seconds, alerts your companions.
  3.     Skycure:  As the Internet continues to expand, public Wi-Fi has become a threat to personal information, one that experts say can easily be enacted. Skycure, however, is an app that performs tests on wireless networks so that there are no breaches and sends you notifications on any cyber attacks you might encounter. It is advanced enough to keep track of the locations of those networks so it can prevent them from hurting apps on your mobile device or the devices of other people using the app.
  4.     Lookout:  This is an all-around security app, which allows you to find a lost or misplaced phone and backup data. Lookout also warns you about other security risks: notifies you about how to improve your phone’s security settings, tells you which apps are tracking your phone or revealing your location, and uses machine intelligence to detect threats.

5.   Webroot SecureWeb:  Although it’s more compatible with IOS 4.3 or later, Webroot SecureWeb is a great mobile browser that uses URL filtering to protect users from malicious websites. It automatically syncs with the company’s URL reputation database for protection and, search results are made to note safe and risky sites.

 

Wayne Alarm: Reduce Fire Risks at Home

SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY 

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To reduce your risk of a home fire, implement these fire safety tips into your everyday life: 

• Never leave a fire, an open flame or heated surfaces unattended (stoves, candles, space heaters, barbecues, electric plate, etc.).

• Pay attention while cooking to avoid a kitchen fire.

• Properly dispose of coals by letting them cool before tossing them in the garbage.

• Use surge protectors to avoid overloaded circuits.

• Clean and inspect fireplaces on a regular basis.

• Develop and practice a fire escape plan with your family.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Winter Pet Safety

SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY 

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Winter weather means implementing safety precautions for all of us, including our pets.  Here are three ways you can keep your furry loved-ones happy throughout the cold winter season.

Take caution of the cold: If you’re going out and want to bring your pet along, make sure pets are allowed ahead of time so they won’t have to stay out in the cold.  If they aren’t allowed, leaving them at home is your best option where they can stay warm and be comfortable. If you live in a bitterly cold area, keeping them warm indoors is the best way to ensure your pets are safe from the cold and happier overall.

Keep them away from cold-weather chemicals: When taking your four-legged pals out for a walk, double check that the sidewalk is durable for a walk. Salt and other chemicals that are used to melt the snow and ice easier, can irritate the pads of their paws. Always wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them, which can cause his/her mouth to be irritated, as well.  Antifreeze (car freeze) has a sweet taste that can attract dogs. A simple lick can be poisonous to them. If antifreeze chemicals are needed, consider switching to a Propylene Glycol product, which is much safer.  Also, consider getting “booties” for your pet to wear as they walk on the snow, ice, and winter melting chemicals.

Grooming and feeding: Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make sure the water is fresh and unfrozen. Instead of metal bowls, use plastic bowls during the winter. When temperatures are low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to a metal bowl. As for pet grooming, if you normally have their fur clipped or shaved, keep the length longer during the winter, giving them a permanent warm coat. You can also buy them a winter jacket.  If you bathe your pet at home, make sure he/she is 100% dry before stepping outside.  Having blankets available to your pets and keeping out any window/door drafts, can help ensure that they are not cold inside the home.

Always remember, speak out if you see a pet left in the cold by politely letting the owner know you’re concerned for their safety. If it does not go well, make sure to document what you see and have proof to boost your case. Contact your local animal control agency for help as soon as you can and let them know the details, so they can help the animal. 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Navigators release 2016-2017 schedule

LYNN – The schedule for the 2017 North Shore Navigators is set. The hometown ball club will begin the 56-game quest for a Futures Collegiate Baseball League Championship on Thursday, June 1 on the road in Portsmouth, N.H. against league foe, the Seacoast Mavericks.

General Manager Bill Terlecky also announced that the traditional Saturday Night Home Opener will take place on June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Fraser Field.

“We are excited for the 2017 summer slate,” said Terlecky. “The past couple seasons we have set franchise records for attendance on Opening Day and we hope that this year brings the same level of support!”

The schedule is highlighted by seven Friday home games with each game punctuated by a firework display thanks to Wayne Alarm. The seven firework nights are the most that the Navigators have ever held in one season, and the team will be home for five consecutive Fridays beginning on July 7th.

“The Firework Fridays are simply the best nights to spend at the ballpark,” said Terlecky. “We are very grateful to our friends at Wayne Alarm for their continued support to make these family friendly nights possible.”

Entering it’s seventh season, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), is comprised of nine teams. The Torrington Titans, one of the league’s founding members will not play in 2017. The Navigators are in their sixth season with the league after moving from the NECBL in 2012.

Game times for the 2017 season remain unchanged as games being played Monday through Friday begin at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. There are also two 10:30 a.m. games are also on tap for the Navigators – June 7 for School Field Trip Day and August 1 for Parks and Rec Summer Fun Day.

The registration to rent one of the Navigators Party Decks or schedule a birthday party at any one of the team’s 28 home games is now open. These decks book quickly so for more information email Bill Terlecky at navigatorsgm@gmail.com or visit www.nsnavs.com. Our Family Season Passes are also on sale for $100 for a pass that admits fans to every regular season home game.

Wayne Alarm: Video Door Bell Technology

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Video Door Bell (Sky Bell)

34% of break-ins occur through the front door, the SkyBell can prevent them before it happens.

Keep you and your family safe by never having to open the door to see who it is. The SkyBell owner gets a ring whenever the button is pressed, just like a normal doorbell, but because of the motion sensing technology, the owner can set it for alerts whenever someone walks up.

Stream the audio or video from the SkyBell on your iPhone or iPad from anywhere in the world, and talk directly to the person outside without ever opening the door! The SkyBell is extremely durable, sustaining any weather between -40F to 140F.The SkyBell also features High Definition video, along with full color night vision, making this product a necessity for those concerned about intruders.

The SkyBell is only available with Total Connect video subscription


Total Connect Cameras

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Another pair of eyes for when you’re on the go.

With the Total Connect cameras, you can stream the live video directly to your phone through the app.  These portable cameras are as easy as switching outlets, so changing locations is a breeze. These cameras are equipped with infra-red technology so you can still see in the dark.  The Total Connect cameras are prompt to start recording when it senses movement where there hasn’t been any recently. The short 10 second clip is then sent to you so you can investigate.

For more information on protecting your second home and how Wayne Alarm can help, please feel free to give us a call at (781)595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.

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Wayne Alarm: Car Fire Safety


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Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.

 WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR IS ON FIRE.
 
  • Pull over as quickly as it is safe to do so, be sure to use your signal as you make your way to a safe location off the road, such as a breakdown lane or rest stop.
  • Once you have stopped, TURN OFF the engine.
  • Get everyone out of the car.  Never return to a burning car for anything.
  • Move everyone at least 100 feet from the burning car and well away from traffic.
  • Call 9-1-1.

How to prevent a car fire:

  • Have your car serviced regularly by a professionally trained mechanic. If you spot leaks, your car is not running properly, get it checked. A well-maintained car is less likely to have a fire.
  • If you must transport gasoline, transport only a small amount in a certified gas can that is sealed. Keep a window open for ventilation.
  • Gas cans and propane cylinders should never be transported in the passenger compartment.
  • Never park a car where flammables, such as grass, are touching the catalytic converter.
  • Drive safely to avoid an accident.Know the danger signs
    • Cracked or loose wiring or electrical problems, including a fuse that blows more than once
    • Oil or uid leaks
    • Oil cap not on securely
    • Rapid changes in fuel or uid level, or enginetemperature

Most car fluids are flammable. Heat and electrical sparks plus leaking fluid are all it takes to start a car fire.

FACT:

Most crashes do NOT result in fire. In the event of any crash, call 9-1-1. If there is no sign of fire, wait for emergency assistance to help any injured individuals out of the car.

 

For more information on protecting your second home and how Wayne Alarm can help, please feel free to give us a call at (781)595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.

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Wayne Alarm: 4th of July Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips:

BE CAREFUL!

Be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.

Do not use consumer fireworks.

Keep a close eye on children at events where fireworks are used.

In 2011, almost 18,000 fires were caused by fireworks.

Sparklers cause 16% of fireworks injuries.

Sparklers burn 1200 degrees F.

The NFPA is opposed to consumer use of fireworks. This includes sparklers and firecrackers. Even sparklers burn hot enough to cause third-degree burns.

Information provided by NFPA through local safety and security experts at Wayne Alarm.

www.waynealarm.com and www.nfpa.org/education

For more information about being safe at home and away, call Wayne Alarm and learn how they can benefit you.   Please feel free to give them a call at: 781-595-0000 or fill out an online contact form.

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North Shore Navigators: Countdown to Home Opener

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The North Shore Navigators offer fun for the whole family and your friends, and look at the steal you can get with these prices:

All seats are General Admission

Adults—$6.00  |  Fireworks Nights—$7.00

Children / Sr. Citizens—$5.00  |  Fireworks Nights—$6.00

JUNE:

Date Time Visitor
Saturday, June 4, 2016 6 PM Seacoast Mavericks
Friday, June 10, 2016 7 PM Nashua Silver Knights
Saturday, June 11, 2016 6 PM Nashua Silver Knights
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:30 AM Nashua Silver Knights
Thursday, June 16, 2016 7 PM Seacoast Mavericks
Sunday, June 19, 2016 5 PM Torrington Titans
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7 PM Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7 PM Brockton Rox
Thursday, June 23, 2016 7 PM Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Friday, June 24, 2016 7 PM Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Saturday, June 25, 2016 6 PM Seacoast Mavericks
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7 PM Torrington Titans

JULY

Date Time Visitor
Saturday, July 2, 2016 6 PM Brockton Rox
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7 PM Pittsfield Suns
Friday, July 8, 2016 7 PM Worcester Bravehearts
Saturday, July 9, 2016 6 PM Brockton Rox
Saturday, July 16, 2016 6 PM Seacoast Mavericks
Sunday, July 17, 2016 5 PM Nashua Silver Knights
Monday, July 18, 2016 7 PM Worcester Bravehearts
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7 PM Pittsfield Suns
Thursday, July 21, 2016 7 PM Brockton Rox
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7 PM Bristol Blues
Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:30 AM Bristol Blues
Friday, July 29, 2016 7 PM Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Sunday, July 31, 2016 5 PM Wachusett Dirt Dawgs

AUGUST

Date Time Visitor
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7 PM Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
Thursday, August 4, 2016 7 PM Bristol Blues
Friday, August 5, 2016 7 PM Seacoast Mavericks

FIREWORKS at every FRIDAY home game thanks to Wayne Alarm and DOLLAR HOT DOGS from OLD Neighborhood all the time!

A warm night, a beautiful ball park, plenty of nearby free parking, with laughter, snacks and  entertaining baseball being performed by some of the most incredible college players, all for a few dollars and with fan-involved fun between the innings!  When you need to let the kids play a little and move around, there is even a children’s play area, on the outskirts of the park.  To sum it up:  Affordable fun for the whole family in a beautiful local ballpark.  If you have never been, don’t wait, you won’t be disappointed.  To keep up-to-date on all of the North Shore Navigators news, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@NSNavigators), or check out our website at nsnavs.com.

North Shore Navigators: Countdown to Home Opener

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The Home Opener for the North Shore Navigators is just a few days away!

2016 Navigators baseball returns on Opening Night—Saturday, June 4th—complete with all of the fun and excitement that has become a staple at historic Fraser Field.

FIREWORKS at every FRIDAY home game thanks to Wayne Alarm and DOLLAR HOT DOGS from OLD Neighborhood all the time!

There are lots of snacks and drinks for kids and adults to choose from nightly, entertaining baseball by some incredible college athletes, and contests between innings!  Complete with a kids’ play area, to burn off some energy.  Affordable fun for the whole family in a beautiful local ballpark.  If you have never been, don’t wait, you won’t be disappointed.  To keep up-to-date on all of the North Shore Navigators news, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@NSNavigators), or check out our website at nsnavs.com.

Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Conceal all wiring – Burglars often look for wiring around the exterior of a house and can cut it to disable the security system. Keep your home security wires hidden.

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Most burglars don’t pick locks or break glass. Doing that takes too long, makes noise and risks personal injury. Instead, they simply kick in a door (even doors with a dead bolt) or pry open a window or sliding patio door. In many cases, they take advantage of a homeowner’s carelessness by climbing in through an open window or unlocked door (window screens and storm doors offer no protection). Burglars tend to shy away from homes with dogs, and homes with an alarm system.

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“You never want to open a door unless you know who’s on the other side. A peephole lets you see who’s there, but entry doors don’t come with peepholes, and a lot of peepholes are so tiny that they don’t clearly show you who’s out there. Strangers can hide slightly out of view or appear so distorted that they’re hard to identify.”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“You never want to open a door unless you know who’s on the other side. A peephole lets you see who’s there, but entry doors don’t come with peepholes, and a lot of peepholes are so tiny that they don’t clearly show you who’s out there. Strangers can hide slightly out of view or appear so distorted that they’re hard to identify.”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Identity theft is on the rise, and you may not even know you’ve been victimized until you apply for a loan and find out your credit has been ruined. One way to protect your identity is to shred your personal papers, including credit card offers, bank statements and bills. Shredders start at $20 at office supply stores. More-expensive models shred credit cards, CDs and multiple sheets of paper. Some even “micro-shred” documents for added security.”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm: Here Yesterday…Here Today…Here Tomorrow.

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Wayne Alarm is a part of your local community, and they care about taking care of local businesses and families.  Watch the video above to hear more about the dedication and excellence of the staff at Wayne Alarm.

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip:

“The chances of wildfires increases dramatically with the summer heat so it’s always good to review your emergency plan if you live in an area that is susceptible to these events • Design your home with safety in mind. Select noncombustible building materials and landscape your property with fire-resistant plants. • Create a safety zone by keeping areas within 100 feet of your home clear of flammable vegetation, firewood or combustible materials.  • Be fire-smart at home by regularly cleaning your roof and gutters; inspecting your chimneys twice a year; installing smoke alarms throughout your home; and teaching family members how to operate a fire extinguisher. • Have regular fire drills with your family to teach them how to escape a house fire. For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.”

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip

“Patio door locks are easy to pick. Placing a heavy duty stick in the door track will bar the door closed, but it looks crude and it’s inconvenient to remove every time you want to open the door. Fortunately, there’s a better way to get the security you need. An Auxiliary Security Lock fastens along the bottom of the door and has a bolt that fits into a grommet to hold the door secure. ”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.”

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Price is right for retirement

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William Price at his work station at the Wayne Alarm building in Lynn on his last day of work before retiring after 32 years.

BY THOR JOURGENSEN

LYNN — Fire alarm dispatcher William Price worked his final shift Thursday night, but for 32 years, he fielded emergency calls from across the city and sent fire department trucks and their crews rolling onto city streets to save lives.

“He is the best dispatcher Lynn has ever had. Billy knows every street in the city,” said dispatcher Cheryl Teehan.

Price’s replacement has been hired, but Teehan and District Fire Chief Stephen Archer said his retirement will leave a hard-to-fill void in the fire department.

“Replacing his skills will be incredibly tough,” Archer said.

Working out of a room in the Wayne Alarm building, surrounded by computer screens, Price has spent afternoons and nights on the job helping callers take the first steps to save a loved one’s life and fielding winter calls from people wondering if it is safe enough to venture onto the city’s frozen ponds.

“We always say ‘no,’ ” he said.

The Lynn native grew up near St. Jean’s Cemetery and graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School in 1969. His first jobs were with the federal government, but a passion for firefighting prompted him to apply for a dispatcher’s job. In October 1983, he started working in the fire alarm room located in the former Franklin Street fire station.

“It was a fire trap. There was one way out and that was out the window,” Price said.

When the city adopted emergency 911 dispatch in 1995, the fire alarm operation moved to the Wayne Alarm building on Essex Street, where Price and other dispatchers monitored a battery of six computer screens to receive calls and dispatch emergency responses.

Calls into the fire alarm office display the caller’s address on a computer screen with a second screen showing the address on a map. It’s the dispatcher’s job to send fire equipment to the address using a decidedly low-technology method: a tone sounded in the responding fire house alerts engine or ladder company crews to the emergency.

Dispatchers follow up the tone alert with instructions about the emergency response.

“The tone makes you stop, pause and pay attention to the instructions that follow,” Archer explained.

Price said it is impossible to predict how many calls will come into dispatch during a particular shift — the only exception is bad weather when calls light up the computer screens.

“It can be a real quiet night or a hectic night,” he said.

He said medical calls were the toughest responses he handled. Dispatchers refer to a set of 33 medical-procedure cards to walk callers through basic emergency medical steps even as they send emergency personnel to the caller’s address.

“What is really tough is cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions. You’ve got to calm someone down who has a loved one lying on the ground. I first tell them, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going to transfer you,’” Price said.

Retirement means more time for Price, 65, to pursue his passion for poker. His favorite poker rooms include one in Seabrook, N.H. Price said he will miss helping people for a living.

“I really enjoyed it — especially the tough cases,” he said.


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Real heroes in tragedy’s midst

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Wayne Alarm’s Ralph Sevinor and Deb Duxbury, Red Cross disaster program manager, show the content of one of the bags they bring to events such as this. Wayne Alarm housed the victims of fire until they found places to stay.

Four people died in a fire in Lynn early Friday morning. As horrible as that is, it’s quite likely the total would have been six had it not been for members of the Lynn Fire Department who ventured onto the second floor of the fully engulfed building and carried two women out.

They both have serious injuries, but they’re expected to survive.

We can be thankful that despite this heartbreaking tragedy, there are heroes among us who step outside of themselves to deliver aid and comfort.

First responders spring to mind. We take them for granted until their presence is needed at a fire, or some other situation that could very easily careen out of control. Then, when we see what they do, and how quickly they respond, we remember. These are everyday heroes.

So, too, were all the people who stepped in to provide comfort and shelter to 18 survivors who barely had time to flee the Bruce Place dwelling due to the rapidly spreading fire and accompanying smoke. One of them, Rev. John Healey of St. Pius V Parish, who is also Lynn’s fire chaplain, said most of them had all they could do to get out of there with their lives. Everything else they owned is gone.

Father Healey got to the fire around 1 a.m., and immediately went to Wayne Alarm on Essex Street, where survivors from all three floors of the dwelling were being sheltered. A big hero’s salute goes out to Wayne Alarm owner Ralph Sevinor, who, on many occasions, has extended himself on behalf of fire victims. His employees deserve a similar salute for making themselves available too.

We mourn the loss of four young people who have died in this awful fire. But we can be grateful for all the people who stepped in to make sure it wasn’t worse than it was.