In a news story out of the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, a properly functioning fire alarm is once again being thanked for saving lives during a recent blaze.

At Norris, we have discussed the importance of having regular tests and inspections conducted and also to conduct regular home smoke detector tests.

The April 26 story from local NBC affiliate NBC 26 Green Bay reports that an early morning fire could have ended much worse. The fire alarm at the home warned the residents and gave them enough time to “self-evacuate.”

The story references a press release from the Sheboygan County Emergency Communication Center’s Facebook page that notes there were no injuries due to everyone being notified in a timely manner.

“Upon initial questioning of the home residents, they notified the commanding officer that [sic] were alerted by working fire alarms and investigated the situation at which point they quickly called 911 for assistance,” the press release reads. “All residents self-evacuated and were found to be safe. There were no injuries reported on the scene.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

While Norris does not provide residential life-safety and security measures, they are your premier provider of commercial integrated life-safety and security systems including:

Access control systems

Video surveillance systems,

Fire alarm installations

Life safety


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If you need help with a new system installation or maintenance on an existing fire alarm, you should reach out to us. You can contact our fire alarm expert Melissa Peters today to discuss your fire alarm needs.

What is Norris all about?

Norris Inc. is a South Portland, Maine based company, founded over 40 years ago. Since then, they have become an industry leader in New England.

Norris Inc has satellite offices in Bangor Maine, Lee New Hampshire, and Burlington Vermont. Norris Inc. is a life-safety and security systems, and communications integrator.   

Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification system

Want to become part of the Norris family? We’re hiring! Check our employment listings today.

Minuteman Security Technologies acquired Norris Inc. in early 2020. Minuteman is a privately-held, leading provider of enterprise security systems and technology solutions. Their offering including custom design, installation, development, and support services. 

Minuteman offers a diverse range of advanced security management systems, including video surveillance, access control systems, emergency communications, intrusion detection systems, and public safety security solutions. 

Minuteman Security Technologies serves a broad range of enterprise clients with regional offices and field support locations across the US.