This report was
scanned from hardcopy.
Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 1980 Residential
Smoke Alarm Special Subcommittee Report, Published
in The Fire Chief, September 1980
Recommendation: Therefore, because
the present state of the art in detecting smoke, the
Subcommittee on Smoke Detection can take no other
course but to recommended the installation of
photoelectric detectors. The subcommittee
makes the recommendation because most home fires
start from a smoldering source, and because
photoelectric detectors are sensitive to open flame
fires as well as smoldering flames.
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