Monday, March 2, 2015

Blizzard 2015 Paralyzes Boston as Longwood Security Mobilizes

From left to right: SPO Jean Thermitus, SGT Wilter Dormevil, SGT Andrew McCauley, SPO Randy Payne From left to right: SPO Jean Thermitus, SGT Wilter Dormevil, SGT Andrew McCauley, SPO Randy Payne
On Monday January 26th, the National Weather Service announced a blizzard warning for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston.  Forecasters announced a nor'easter for the Northeast that would bring heavy snow, powerful winds and widespread coastal flooding starting Monday and through Tuesday.

The City of Boston declared a Snow Emergency and Parking Ban beginning at 6:00 PM Monday night.  A Statewide Travel Ban was in effect at Midnight Monday for non-essential personnel, and all MBTA Services were suspended at Midnight on Monday and remain closed all day on Tuesday January 27th due to the historical record breaking snow that fell in Boston.

In preparation of the storm, Longwood Security management went into full motion, making preparations of personnel assignments, food & water requirements and lodging within the city for staff that could not make it home.  Many employees volunteered to work extended shifts and resting in make shift lodging to ensure proper staffing at all client locations.  The Community Service Division placed 5 four-wheel drive vehicles and drivers in the field for employee transfers to and from respective job sites. 

Through the duration of the storm, 66 transports were conducted and all shifts were covered, ensuring proper client coverage.  Employees at their respective job sites helped to shovel snow, provided client escorts, and remained in communication with respective client contacts throughout the storm.

Thank you to all Longwood Security employees who worked so diligently during the blizzard of 2015.  Your commitment and level of professionalism is a positive reflection upon yourself and the reason that Longwood Security is the premier security company in Boston.