Norris is your one-stop-shop for all things life safety, security, emergency notification, and communications.

We have technology and life-safety code experts on-staff waiting to help you design the most robust detection and notification systems out there. Our expertly designed and installed systems can become the mitigating factor between you and a loss.

One warehouse facility in Pittsburgh didn’t have the benefit of a professionally designed, installed and monitored system from Norris recently when it–and it’s precious assets–went up in flames.

A story from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette details that a warehouse being used to house a collection of “hundreds” of antique and classic cars and motorcycles was engulfed by a 6-alarm blaze in Pittsburgh-area Etna. 

All the housed vehicles were destroyed, meaning the fire resulted in a total loss for the proprietor. 3 first responders were injured. First responders from multiple surrounding municipalities turned out to help combat the fire which was made worse by the gasoline int he tanks of the vehicles.
video report of the blaze can be found here.

Surrounding homes and businesses were evacuated. Early reports suggest that the fire broke out from sparks that occurred while a tenant was working on their motorcycle.

One tenant quoted in the story said he was able to save a Ferrari from the blaze by hopping in and driving it out a nearby exit, but $200,000+ Bentley he went back for was not so lucky. 

The report does not mention whether or not there were fire detection and suppression system in place at the warehouse. 

Do yourself a favor and contact Norris today to find out how we can help you protect your most valuable assets and most treasured people with professionally designed, installed, serviced and maintained, and monitored life-safety and security systems.


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.