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.—a Saco, 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.

On February 28, 2020 Norris Inc was acquired by Minuteman Security Technologies Inc.  Minuteman Security Technologies Inc. (Minuteman), headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts and founded in 1998, is a leading provider of enterprise security technology solutions. Minuteman security systems are used by a wide range of organizations throughout the United States. Customers include law enforcement, energy companies, mass transit, large retail chains, academic institutions, public safety agencies, and community hospitals with regional offices from Maine to Illinois.