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  1. Twenty+ years of doing welfare checks on clients...today my worst fear was realized. Checking on neighbor/client's welfare, I found her dead on the floor - natural causes - Nasty Sunday.
     
  2. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    Sorry to hear that. Did she have a medical pendant?

    Jim Rojas


    Twenty+ years of doing welfare checks on clients...today my worst fear was
    realized. Checking on neighbor/client's welfare, I found her dead on the
    floor - natural causes - Nasty Sunday.
     
  3. No, it was at her house, she was house sitting a her son's house...also a client. She wouldn't have had time anyway, I think she died on her way from the bed to the floor, doesn't look like she moved after she hit the floor...probably died instantly.

    Sad..really shook me up too.. been trying do deal with this all day.
     
  4. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    I have seen my share of death...mostly old friends or people I knew from the
    neighborhood dying from drug overdoses in NYC. After a few, you get use to
    it.

    Jim Rojas


    No, it was at her house, she was house sitting a her son's house...also a
    client. She wouldn't have had time anyway, I think she died on her way from
    the bed to the floor, doesn't look like she moved after she hit the
    floor...probably died instantly.

    Sad..really shook me up too.. been trying do deal with this all day.
     
  5. Sorry to hear what happened to you.Being in the fire service i have seen my
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  6. Me too, I'm from NY originally, but I never get used to it. I was an EMT in NYC for a while, my wife is ER charge nurse...I think she's a little more hardened to it than I am though.

    I seem to have flash memory images burned into my personal RAM of every doa I've ever seen. Still have images from 30 years ago.
     
  7. Jim Rojas

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    Worst for me was a person I knew from the neighborhood who was usually high
    on drugs...robbed my wife at gunpoint of her engagment ring...about one
    month later he accidentially shoots himself in the groin...He was found dead
    on his sofa with my wife's ring on his pinky finger. He must have been there
    a few days...

    Needless to say, I got the ring back a few weeks later, thanks to a some
    friends in the NYPD.

    Jim Rojas


    Me too, I'm from NY originally, but I never get used to it. I was an EMT in
    NYC for a while, my wife is ER charge nurse...I think she's a little more
    hardened to it than I am though.

    I seem to have flash memory images burned into my personal RAM of every doa
    I've ever seen. Still have images from 30 years ago.
     
  8. Sorry to hear that, bud. At least you cared for her for all those years.
     
  9. Bob Worthy

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    Me too, I'm from NY originally, but I never get used to it. I was an EMT in
    NYC for a while, my wife is ER charge nurse...I think she's a little more
    hardened to it than I am though.

    I seem to have flash memory images burned into my personal RAM of every doa
    I've ever seen. Still have images from 30 years ago.

    Might want to talk to somebody about that.
     
  10. I just did...here.

     
  11. Thanks man.

    Hey, do you know if old 4140xmp has an internal event buffer? I don't send o/c's unless resident is a snowbird...I wanted to see if I could tell when she armed it last.
     
  12. Hey, do you know if old 4140xmp has
    Gee, I don't know. I quickly looked through the 4140XMPT manual (note the
    "T") and found no reference to an event buffer so I kind of doubt it.
    Personally, I think you should try to let it go. You did what you could to
    help her while she was here. She's gone now and fretting over how and when
    it happened will only gnaw at you.

    How old was she, by the way?

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  13. Yah. You're right.
    She was about 78-80ish maybe.
     
  14. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Thanks man.

    Hey, do you know if old 4140xmp has an internal event buffer? I don't send
    o/c's unless resident is a snowbird...I wanted to see if I could tell when
    she armed it last.

    Sorta, it has a 10-day event buffer that erases after 10 days, you can view
    it with installer code + 0, it will read off the last 10 days of alarms,
    troubles etc but won't tell you when they happened.

    You exit with installer code + off however when you do that it resets that
    buffer so it will be empty when you try getting back in, can't read it by
    downloading either
     
  15. I just wanted to know when it was armed...cause I didnt have panel programmed to send o/c's - don't need alarm history.

    In fact not sure I even want to know anymore, I'm trying to forget the whole thing.

    Thanks though.
     
  16. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    From what I've seen in the docs all it will tell you is what was set off but
    not when, very primative like the old DSC 1550/2550/3000 panels

    I just wanted to know when it was armed...cause I didnt have panel
    programmed to send o/c's - don't need alarm history.

    In fact not sure I even want to know anymore, I'm trying to forget the whole
    thing.

    Thanks though.
     
  17. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I hear ya Jim.

    I get a kick out of naivety of some of these guys in this group, as
    they scoff when I describe what it's like here. I'd guess that
    Chicago or Detroit would be the next worse place.

    Whenever I travel out of this area, it's like I"m with people from La
    La land. I'm watching people, and events taking place, like they're
    happening in slow motion.

    It's a sorry way to have to live, but if you're going to be here, you
    gotta survive. AND ......What better place to run an alarm business?

    You have to admit one thing about, living here it sure keeps you an
    edge up on most people. You eventually learn to know when you should be
    somewhere, when you should react or when to vacate ...........
    quickly..... all in a half seconds time.

    Do you find yourself feeling more aware of your surroundings and events
    than most people down there? Or has the "Southern lull" gotten to you
    yet?
     
  18. I know what it's like there, I lived there most of my life
     
  19. I get a kick out of naivety of some of these
    I lived and worked in NYC for years. It's nowhere near as dangerous as
    Jiminex describes. He just likes to try to sound like a tough guy, living
    in the "wild west".
    Most people seem to think Jiminex resides in Lala Land full time.
    Your psychiatrist can fix that by adjusting your dosage.
    As opposed to when you're nowhere?
    Heh, heh, heh... :^)
    Do you also find that you can hear things other people don't hear? What do
    the voices say?
     
  20. Jackcsg

    Jackcsg Guest

    Robert, here's another fine example of why you bring half the shit you
    receive upon yourself.
    I know a 7-Eleven store up on Gun Hill Road in the Bronx that shuts down
    about every six months or so for a year or so at a time. Why? Not because
    they can't find workers to work the store, plenty do. It's because 3 out of
    four of them end up dead, shot at gunpoint. 7-Eleven fears for others that
    might/will end in the same fate. Things have changed since you last
    physically installed alarms in the field/city. For one thing....we no longer
    use horse and buggies, and window foil is something we break out for
    Halloween. We still use them striker bars though...
     
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