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Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell & System Sensor Discontinue Ionization Smoke Detectors

On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015. In their announcement, Fire-Lite stated, in part, “As technology progressed, photoelectric and multi-criteria detectors have evolved to provide comparable or better performance while delivering superior false alarm immunity. Due to their radioactive content, ionization detectors

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Photoelectric Language Added to the Residential Code of Ohio

As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. The new language takes effect for the municipalities involved in the appeal process on April 1, 2015. Sometime thereafter it will take effect statewide. The new language requires at least one

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Kidde Recalls 4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Kudos to Elyria Fire Department who identified a problem with one of these recalled extinguishers and notified Kidde and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This, along with other complaints, led to the recall. Recall Summary: Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable

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Change.org Petition for Warning Label on Ionization Smoke Alarms

Fathers for Fire Safety c0-founder Dean Dennis has established a petition on change.org that would require warning labels on ionization smoke alarms. Hi friends! Please help Dean, NEOFPA and I demand that the Consumer Product Safety Commission mandate warning labels on ionization smoke alarms that would read: “The National Institute of Standards and Technology has tested smoke

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Propane Cylinder Ruptures Killing 2, Injuring 11. Review Proper Handling/Use

 U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: On July 1, 2014, a large propane cylinder on a mobile food truck in Philadelphia, PA, ruptured catastrophically. The ensuing fire resulted in two deaths and 11 injuries. In light of this serious incident, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety

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NEOFPA Launches “Fail Safe” Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Campaign

NEOFPA is launching a new banner campaign to increase public awareness and to promote the use of photoelectric smoke alarms and will be providing free 4’X8′ banners to member organizations to display in their jurisdictions and properties. The banner is seen at right (click for larger version). The banner text refers to two of the many

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A Professional Engineer’s Evaluation of the Smoke Alarm Test as Presented on Good Morning America May 28, 2014

“THE FIRE TEST: Excellent. Conclusive and informative. A major contribution to fire safety.” “THE GMA REPORT ON THE TEST: Timid. Incomplete. Cowardly. Leaves millions of children at risk.” “The firefighters within Ohio did their part in an excellent manner. They ran a fire test program that confirmed that the ionization type so-called smoke detector is

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Shaker Heights Receives $45,000 FEMA-DHS Grant for Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

The Shaker Heights Fire Department was awarded a $45,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to install 2,500 new photoelectric smoke alarms in the homes of Shaker residents. The total project cost of $50,000 includes a $5,000 match from the City. Citizens were encouraged to register

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