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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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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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