The last thing seniors want to worry about is the protection offered by their life safety system, so Paumanack Village in Belleville, Long Island, is installing an easy-to-use Fire-Lite life safety system in its brand new, 100-unit adult living community.

Paumanack Village in Belleville, Long Island.
One of the main reasons seniors opt for adult living communities is the prospect of affordable, convenient, stress-free living. Residents of these communities cherish their independence, but they also love the idea of declaring their independence from mowing the lawn, fixing the plumbing, hiring contractors and dealing with day-to-day home maintenance and repair. The last thing these seniors want to worry about is the protection offered by their life safety system.

That's one of the reasons why Paumanack Village in Belleville, Long Island, is installing an easy-to-use Fire-Lite life safety system in its brand new, 100-unit adult living community.

At Paumanack Village, Dave Warasila of Doych Electric is the contractor responsible for the installation, not only of the life safety system, but also of the intercom; alarm system; all the electric, day and night lighting; on-site generators and more. Dave has been doing these installations in senior living communities for more than seven years, and he is very confident that Fire-Lite is not only the best value for the project, but also makes the most sense from an ease-of-use and safety perspective.

An Easy Choice

"In a complex like this one,"

The MS-9600 is a compact, intelligent addressable fire alarm control panel with a capacity of 318 addressable Fire-Lite devices on one Signaling Line Circuit (SLC). The panel uses surface-mount technology and is designed for not only ease-of-use, but also easy programming and maintenance. Warasila paired the MS-9600 with Fire-Lite's ACC-25/50 audio evacuation system, which features up to 1500 watts of digital audio power for the clearest possible transmissions to people who may be partially hearing-impaired. It also offers the capability for up to 24 separate audio circuits, up to five customizable messages, and full manual paging to allow first responders to provide precise evacuation directions to occupants.

Warasila continued, "We have full confidence in the quality of the Fire-Lite products. All the controls and supplies are made right in Connecticut. They are a great value, but we certainly do not sacrifice quality. You can't sacrifice quality in this business."

Accessing Parts and Increasing Value

The Fire-Lite system not only makes it easy for us to satisfy industry and regional fire codes while meeting the needs of senior residents, but it also makes it much easier for installers, contractors, maintenance and repair people to do their jobs. This is because unlike many other competitive products, the Fire-Lite system is not proprietary.

"With some fire protection companies,"

Flexing Its Versatility

Steve Nadel from Safeguard Security, the security company responsible for performing annual inspections, maintenance, central station monitoring and general service at Paumanack Village and many other senior housing projects all over Long Island, agrees with Dave Warasila's perspective on Fire-Lite systems, to the point where he's standardized Fire-Lite products on many of these sites.

"I'm the king of Fire-Lite,"