Posted On: 6/20/2014 10:09 AM

Pilot Program Kicks off in Fall 2014

Boston, MA – Fisher College and Life Button 24 are proud to announce today a new partnership aimed at better protecting students both on and off campus.
In the wake of the recent tragedies on school campuses nationwide, Fisher College is taking the lead in proactively enhancing the safety of its students through a new pilot program with Life Button 24, creators of a revolutionary new phone app that instantly connects students with safety personnel in an emergency situation.

The app allows students to reach emergency personnel faster during a critical situation. It also provides students with an added layer of protection off campus as well. Using geofencing technology, Life Button 24 can assist students who may feel they are in an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation on or around Fisher’s Boston campus, while at home, on Spring Break or any anywhere in the continental U.S.

“The safety of our students is our top priority,” said Thomas M. McGovern, president of Fisher College. “We pride ourselves on providing our students with a quality education in a safe environment and we believe that Life Button 24 will serve as both an easy-to-use and useful tool for students to better protect themselves.”

The Life Button 24 app features two-way communication for students and emergency responders, a silent mode for responders to listen in the event the caller is unable to speak and a video/photo feature that allows students to send images and video of a crisis to emergency responders in real time. Using GPS technology, Life Button 24 can provide law enforcement with the exact location of a student in harm.

“We live in challenging times and one of the first questions parents of college students ask is, ‘How safe will my child be on your campus?’” said Kenneth F. Mara, president of World Wide Security, the developer of Life Button 24. “Our app is designed to help these students when they need it and provide parents with peace of mind.”

As part of the pilot program, Life Button 24 will be made available to all Fisher College students beginning this fall.

About Fisher College:

Fisher College is an independent, non-profit, accredited four-year college located in Boston’s historic Back Bay with instructional site locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleboro. Fisher provides affordable, real-world educations that prepare students to achieve their career goals and compete in today’s challenging economy. For more than a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life.
Fisher’s Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a variety of online degree programs that provide flexible scheduling to busy students earning their degree. Additionally, Fisher’s “Military to Management” initiative proudly offers benefits and flexible degree options to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. Recently, Fisher College launched its new Transportation Safety Initiative that will work to educate students and the community on the dangers of distracted driving and safe driving habits that can save lives. For more information about Fisher College, please call (617) 236-8800 or visit

About World Wide Security/Life Button 24:

Established in 1979, The World Wide Security Group/Life Button 24 is a leading company of security professionals providing crime prevention, fire protection, loss prevention, and automated security and alert systems for businesses, schools, homes and individuals. Nationally ranked as one of the top 100 companies in the U.S. by SDM Magazine and recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing security companies in the U.S by Security Dealer Magazine, World Wide Security/Life Button 24 operates its own UL-listed Central Monitoring Station with trained professionals available 24/7. For more information about Life Button 24, please call (855) 566-9111 or visit

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Sacca Courtney
Director of Public Relations
Fisher College

Casey Sherman
Regan Marketing


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