NOREL Service Company, Inc. was established in 1971 by Thomas F. Norton.
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, NOREL specializes in the sales, service, installation, of fire alarm and security systems including testing of fire detection, fire sprinkler and fire pump systems.
As an independent engineered systems distributor, NOREL can provide you, the building manager or owner, with an unbiased review of your current equipment and level of protection. Our service technicians are able connect your alarm system either to the local fire department or to our central station.
We are an industry leader with more than 39 years of solid, long-term customer
NOREL Service Company provides building managers and owners with a comprehensive and accurate review of their facility’s fire protection equipment.
Tom Norton, President and Founder
Thomas Norton is the founder and President of Norel Service Company of Waltham, Massachusetts. He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science Engineering. Tom Norton is a licensed Master Electrician, and licensed Sprinkler Contractor.
He is very active in NFPA Committees including:
- Member of NFPA Fire Alarm Technical Correlating Committee which oversees NFPA 72, and NFPA 720.
- Member of the Fundamentals of Signaling Chapter of NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm Code.
- Chairman of NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning Equipment in Dwelling Units.
- Member of NFPA 25 The Inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based systems.
- Member of NFPA 909 and 914 Committees for the Protection of Cultural Resources.
Member of the National Fire Protection Association Board of Directors.
Member of the Center for Campus Fire Safety Codes and Standards Committee
Past Chairman of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton, Massachusetts
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps - Reserves
Licenses and Professionals Certifications
- Massachusetts Electrical Contractors’
- Massachusetts Sprinkler Contractors’
- Massachusetts Security
- New Hampshire Master Electricians’ License #12553 M
- DCAM-Certified Contractor
- UL-Listed Installation and Service Company
- NICET Certified
Key Industry Organizations
Our involvement with key industry organizations that include NFPA, SFPE, and AFAA ensures we are
current with standards, technology, and trends.
NFPA: The NFPA mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NOREL Serves on the following committees: NFPA 76, NFPA 909, and is participating in the development of NFPA 720. NOREL's President is on the Board of Directors at NFPA.
SFPE: The purpose of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education. NOREL is a member of the National and Local New England Chapter.
AFAA: American Fire Alarm Association is established to be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality and reliability of Fire and Life-Safety Systems by providing high quality training and education programs aimed at promoting code compliant installations along with appropriate ongoing inspection, testing and maintenance of these systems. NOREL's President is on the Board of Directors at AFAA.
Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association: MECA's goal as a value-added resource is to provide an advantage to each member's operation and bottom line through communication, education, and legislation. MECA works hard to deliver a strong voice to the needs of electricians - be they a one-man or one-hundred-man shop in the electrical industry. We keep members up-to-date with our legislative initiatives that protect the rights of contractors.
Massachusetts System Contractors Association: The MSCA is a trade association of companies that are in the systems contractor business. We are dedicated to the education and promotion of the use of fire warning, security, and other power limited devices and systems including telephony, data, audio, and video for the safety, convenience, and protection of the public.