In news from New York ABC affiliate 13 WHAM, a Gates, N.Y. home and neighboring houses were damaged by fire recently. It was found that the home where the fire started lacked working smoke alarms.

Luckily, even with that lack, no one was injured in the blaze. 

A local fire official summed up the concern:

“Obviously, smoke alarms don’t prevent fires but they sure do prevent fatalities,” Gates Fire Public Information Officer Joseph Manuse said in the story. “Smoke alarms are the key to saving people’s lives.”

Norris has written previously about the importance of functioning smoke alarms and regularly tested & inspected, and serviced & maintained fire alarm systems.

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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. Want to become part of the Norris family? We’re hiring!