POM Safe Profile: Speech-Language Pathologist Risa Fischman

People around the U.S. rely on POM to provide peace of mind and an additional layer of security in their lives. We reached out to Risa Fischman, a Speech-Language Pathologist and avid runner, to share a little about herself and her experience using POM. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do? 

I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist who works primarily with the preschool age and some early intervention. I live in Manhattan and am an avid runner, reader, and overall active person.

What does personal safety mean to you?
Personal safety means taking preventative action to stay safe. That means being aware of my surroundings as well as being prepared with a plan of action in case of an emergency.

Why did you decide to purchase a POM?
My dad actually was a part of the early stages and first few years of sales starting in May 2015. As soon as I heard about it, I wanted it for my early morning runs. Once it went beyond college campuses this August, I immediately bought it to help me feel safe during my runs. 

How does carrying the POM make you feel?
I feel safe knowing I have it just in case. 

When do you typically carry the POM?
I carry the POM on my early morning runs. I also work in an area that is not so great, so I always have the POM in my pocket during my walk from the subway to the school.

What is your favorite feature to use? Why?
I feel very fortunate that I haven’t had to use the POM yet. I like that there is the possibility of the fake call. I also like when I test it and can see how well the GPS works.

Where do you keep your POM?
It’s on my keychain! On runs, I keep it in a key pocket on my waist and on my way to work it’s in my jacket pocket.

How likely are you to recommend POM to a friend or family member? (1-10, 1 being least likely, 10 being highly likely)
10. I’ve recommended it to so many people.

Who do you think should know about or use the POM?
I’ve actually contacted some of my running emails that I subscribe to. I think every runner should have one as well as anyone who lives alone. I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t benefit from having one. 

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