Photoelectric vs. Ionization Smoke Alarms


Collection of Residential Smoke Alarm Research

This report was scanned from hardcopy. 

Additional Reading Produced By; The World Fire Safety Foundation

The CAN Report:  A Criminal Act of Negligence

Open Letter to The Australian Building Standards Board

Open Letter to the Project Sponsors of the NIST Report

"The public believes that by buying a common smoke detector off the shelf, that before their house was filled with smoke that detector would sound and give them a warning.  I think they believe that..... That is absolutley not what will happen."  Dr. B Don Russell, Texas A&M University.

Various Newspaper and TV articles/segments on Photo vs/ Ionization Alarms

Letter from IAFF to NFPA Terminating 21 Year Relationship.  "The IAFF will no longer be a party to an organization that has shown utter contempt and disregard for firefighter safety on the fireground, an issue that has direct impact on the public safety and firefighting effectiveness."

See Page 117 of PDF






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