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“Ask Joe Gagnon” Recommends Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Joe Gagnon is “America’s favorite consumer advocacy and appliance repair expert.” His radio program, “Appliance Doctor Radio Show” has been on the radio for 25 years across the country. He recently learned the differences about smoke alarm technology from our friend Dean Dennis and now advocates only photoelectric smoke alarms. Download Joe’s smoke alarm story here: Ask

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by fuel-burning appliances. Because it is impossible to detect by your senses, CO can kill you before you are aware that it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness,

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Updated Timeline for Ohio Fire Code

From: COM SFM Ohio Fire Code Subject: 2017 Ohio Fire Code – timeline update Dear Stakeholders ~ As you should know, the State Fire Marshal is currently in the process of updating the 2011 Ohio Fire Code.  Target publication for the new Fire Code is early 2017.  The Fire Marshal accepted Petitions regarding proposed changes,

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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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