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Patton, Fire Protection Engineer
There is an easy solution to the fire
deaths within homes. It is to install reliable
fire detectors of the correct type so that when a
fire is still smoldering and easy to snuff out, or
to escape, an emergency warning will sound.
Fire is like a tiger cub. When it is small it
is not yet a threat and easy to kill. So, the
primary reason why fire is deadly (especially to
children) is because ineffective ionization smoke
detectors, with failure rates exceeding 50%, have
been marketed to more than 90% of US homes.
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