In news from out of Rio Grande Valley Texas, the local La Joya fire department has teamed up with the American Red Cross to hand out free smoke detectors to urge homeowners to take the proper steps to protect their lives and property.

The story cites a statistic from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that notes 3/5 of all home fire deaths occur in homes with no functioning smoke alarms.

Since the program started February 8 the FD had installed detectors in 30 homes, protecting those families and helping to mitigate the risk of injury or death due to a fire.

Norris knows how important our partners in life safety, the first responders, are. That’s why we work with them for free training on fire alarm systems. We respect the hard working LJFD as they help to protect lives and property, proactively.

Norris has reported before on tragedies due to improper detection, notification and suppression and has also reported on potential disasters narrowly avoided

Please make sure your commercial fire alarm is tested and inspected annually and that you have a service and maintenance contract in place to keep ahead of any issues that might crop up. 

Contact Norris to find out how!


What is Norris all about?

Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS.