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Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save MORE Lives!


    Decades Research Show that
Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save MORE Lives!  
Change Your Alarms To Photoelectric Alarms Today and
Double Your Chances of Survival in a Fire........

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the American Society of Home Inspectors and the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) Recommend Photoelectric ONLY Smoke Alarms - NO Combination Alarms!

Ionization versus Photoelectric Smoke Alarms:

In Real-World Fires The Differences Are Deadly


Imagine your car air bags deploying randomly when you hit a pothole, but failing over half the time in a collision. As unthinkable as this seems, that is the harsh reality with the smoke alarms found in most US and Canadian homes. Like most, I always assumed that a smoke alarm was a smoke alarm. What I now know is that there are two basic types of smoke alarms; Ionization and Photoelectric. In real-world fatal fires, these alarms behave very differently. In this case – different is not good. Knowing the difference could very well save your life.

A smoke detector that sounds approximately nineteen minutes after smoke reached its sensing chamber is like an airbag that does not deploy until nineteen minutes after a car accident.”
-Judge David E. Schoenthaler, Mercer v. Pitway/BRK Brands (First Alert)

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California Real Estate Inspection Association Takes Position Supporting Photoelectric Only Smoke Alarms  January 2011

Click to See Official Position

American Society of Home Inspectors Takes Position Supporting Photoelectric Only Smoke Alarms  January 2013

Click to See Official Position

CREIA Supports NYC Photoelectric Alarm Legislation - Intro 865, Oct 23, 2013 Click to see letter

CREIA Supports NY State Photoelectric Alarm Legislation - Averyanas Law, May 7, 2013 Click to see letter

NY City Building and Housing Committee Hearing on Intro 865:  Proposed Legislation Requiring Photoelectric Alarms in Residential Dwelling Units,  Oct 24, 2013

Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Research & TV Segments:

CBS 5 San Francisco ConsumerWatch Report, "Certain Smoke Alarms May Not Warn of Deadly Fires", Nov. 16, 2012

Columbus Ohio Dispatch:  "Inspector Sounds Off On Best Smoke Alarms"  March 17, 2013

Collection of Residential Smoke Alarm Research

BRK/First Alert Letter Supporting Vermont Move to Photoelectric Alarm Technology:  "...We Support and encourage fire service and lawmakers that are moving towards the use of photoelectric smoke sensing technology."

BRK Executive Admits in ABC Interview That Ionization Alarms Are Slow to Respond

Texas A&M Study: “Risk Analysis of Residential Fire Detector Performance”

Silent Alarms - Canadian TV 5  Documents the Poor Performance of Ionization Alarms in Smoldering Fires

Excerpts from CA TV Silent Alarms Documentary
Video Used in Skip's Ion vs. Photo Presentation

Cincinnati CBS Local 12 Reports: Father Remembers Daughters Death in Ohio State Off-Campus Dorm Fire.....

North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association Tells Us "Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save More Lives!"

The North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association (NEOFPA) is a regional association of Ohio Fire Chiefs and Fire Service Professionals.  Click to learn more about their campaign targeting fire departments and residences in Ohio.....

WHNT:  "Smoke Detector Fail: A Taking Action Investigation", July 16, 2012

WHNT:  "Smoke Detector Fail: A Taking Action Update - The Tapp's Story", August 1, 2012

Wrongful Death Suits/Court Decisions

 

 

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