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Former Indiana State Fire Marshal Issues Urgent Smoke Alarm Warning

WTHR Channel 13 Indiana recently interviewed former Indiana State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson who wants to prevent fire fatalities by warning the public to choose an alarm that can better warn a sleeping family of a slow-burning, smoldering fire. A photoelectric alarm. Mr. Johnson wrote a message to the public that all families must read! Download

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Photoelectric Technology Requirements Added to Ohio Residential Code

At its meeting on December 4, 2015, the Board of Building Standards adopted amendments to the Residential Code of Ohio effective January 1, 2016. These changes are to Section 314, Smoke Alarms, and affect smoke alarm technology, requiring both photoelectric and ionization technology smoke alarms to be installed on each level within each dwelling unit and

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KPRC Channel 2 Houston “Will Smoke Detectors Keep Your Home Safe?”

November 17, 2015  |  KPRC Channel 2 Houston Investigates Ionization Smoke Alarm Failures. HOUSTON – It’s the middle of the night and your house catches fire. At this point, the most valuable thing in your home is your smoke detector, which is designed to sound the alarm when fire breaks out. That smoke detector’s sole purpose

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2015 Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to third grader Samantha Kause from Ms. Drucker’s class at St. Francis of Assisi School in Gates Mills for winning this year’s coloring contest! She won a pizza party for her entire third grade class as well as some goodies for herself including three photoelectric smoke alarms for her home. Second Place: Paige Bammerlin Mrs.

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NEOFPA Members Meet With CPSC Commissioner

On October 2, 2015, three members of the North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association (NEOFPA) met with Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Elliott Kaye and some of his staff regarding ionization smoke alarms. Our members voiced concerns of the fire service regarding the continued use of ionization smoke alarms both in the retail environment and

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The Today Show Australia Investigates Smoke Alarms

‘Today Investigates: Smoke Alarms’ Channel 9 Australia ‘Today Show’ 23 September 2015. Since June 2006 Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades have been advocating for photoelectric smoke alarms. Australian Fire Brigades and the Logan City Council are urging legislation is passed to make photoelectric smoke alarms mandatory in all Australian homes. Watch the news story

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Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save Family While Ionization Alarm Stays Silent

From Chagrin Falls, Ohio Fire Department: “Two people…scratch that, the wife was pregnant….three Chagrin Valley residents are alive this morning thanks to Photoelectric Smoke Alarms. They had three alarms, a Photoelectric on the first floor, Photoelectric in the basement, and Ionization on the second floor outside the bedrooms. Both Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Activated and the

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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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