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United Mechanical’s Installation of CrisisAlert System at Dunbar High School Saved Student’s Life

Updated: Feb 9

FORT MYERS, FL - (September 27, 2021) – On the morning of August 16, Dunbar High School senior Mia Santiago had an experience she will never forget. Following the daily Pledge of Allegiance, Mia fell to the floor, became unresponsive, and was unable to breathe. Though Mia died on the floor of her classroom, her teacher had fortunately just been trained on the brand new Centegix CrisisAlert system recently installed by United Mechanical in every Lee County school. With just three clicks of the teacher’s CrisisAlert badge, the staff alert feature was activated, and trained staff members arrived in seconds performing CPR on Mia until the paramedics arrived.


Mia was rushed to the hospital where doctors noted that had it not been for the quick action of the Dunbar staff, using the CrisisAlert system, Mia Santiago would not be here today. Thankfully, Mia has made a full recovery and is in awe of the staff, police officers, and paramedics who saved her life and enabled her to walk across the stage to complete her senior year.


Photo Courtesy of Lee Schools TV

“All too often we find ourselves going through the motions of our workday and don’t realize the true impact on other people,” said Don Pine, Vice President, United Mechanical. “I would like to extend a huge thank you to the entire team, at every level, that worked on the Centegix CrisisAlert Project for the Lee County Schools. Congratulations on a job well done and on making a real impact now and in the future.”

“Thank you to the installation team at United Mechanical for their diligence and support of the platform so we can all support your community, students, and staff,” said Centegix President, Brent Cobb.



About United Mechanical, LLC


United Mechanical, a Fidelity Building Services Group® company, is a leading full-service mechanical contracting company that offers commercial and institutional HVAC, controls, electrical, and plumbing services. Based in Ft. Myers, Florida, we service the entire Southwest Florida region, from Tampa to Naples. Our areas of expertise range from hospital/healthcare, school systems & universities, hospitality, and commercial facilities. Our Team Members’ quality workmanship and commitment to excellence helps us achieve our goal of complete customer satisfaction.


We have been involved in such notable projects as Lee Health, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County Public Schools, Gartner, Ritz Carlton, Lee County Government, Suntrust Bank, FineMark Bank, and hundreds of other notable projects throughout Southwest Florida.


About Centegix Education Crisis Alert System


The CrisisAlert system empowers teachers and administrators to act and respond with confidence in every situation, from the everyday to the extreme. When educators and children feel safe and secure, they can get back to focusing on their goals: learning and academic achievement. Click here to learn more about how CrisisAlert protects over 1,000 schools. To learn more about Centegix, visit www.centegix.com.


About Fidelity Building Services Group


Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG) was founded in 1945 as a full-service mechanical engineering, contracting, and service company that introduced air conditioning, refrigeration, and process cooling to a new marketplace. The advent of air conditioning went on to revolutionize the entire building industry and Fidelity BSG has been on the leading edge ever since. Today, our geographic footprint has grown beyond the Mid-Atlantic, extending south through several Gulf States. With nearly 2,000 Team Members, 35 locations in 13 states, 75+ years of experience, and an intense focus on delivering Proactive, World-Class Service, Fidelity BSG is established as a national premier provider of high-performance integrated technical building solutions for the commercial and industrial facilities market.


Fidelity BSG’s product and service offerings include Emergency Generators/Power Systems, Building Mechanical/HVAC Systems, Building Automation & Controls, and Systems Integration. Our core markets are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Our leaders are some of the most highly regarded individuals in the service, construction, and engineering communities. Collectively, we share a commitment to advancing the cause of building energy efficiencies, sustainable energy solutions, and service excellence. To learn more about Fidelity BSG, visit www.fidelitybsg.com.

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