W A R N I N G!

Chances Are:

You've got the Wrong Technology
Smoke Alarms in Your Home

Please, Take Just 6 Minutes. . .

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NOT Sell Anything,
Solicit or Accept Donations

SMOKE ALARM WARNING!

There Are Two Residential Smoke Alarm Technologies

(Note: It's about the technology not the power source, i.e. whether they're battery or hard-wired)

IONIZATION

PHOTOELECTRIC/OPTICAL

DEFECTIVE

EFFECTIVE

Most Homes

Most Commercial Buildings

FAIL: Early, Smoldering Stage of Fire

PASS: Early, Smoldering Stage of Fire

PASS: Flaming Stage of Fire

PASS: Flaming Stage of Fire

Authorities Have Failed To Warn . . . For Decades

Adrian Butler, Chairman

World Fire Safety Foundation

"Due to a lack of knowledge and/or for legal,
financial or political reasons, most authorities have
failed to
warn the public about ionization smoke alarms."

Adrian Butler, Chairman, Co-Founder, Former Firefighter | WFSF
See 'Open Letter' below | QLD, Australia | 17 December 2019

The World Fire Safety Foundation Does Not Sell Anything, Solicit or Accept Donations

OPEN LETTER

7 December 2019

 

Ionization Smoke Alarms: Time To Tell The Public The Truth

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

 

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union represents over 300,000 U.S. and Canadian fire fighters.  The Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is the peak representative body for all Australian and New Zealand fire brigades. The official positions on smoke alarms for both AFAC (June 2006) and the IAFF (August 2008) state:
                                  "ionization smoke alarms may not operate in time to alert
                                    occupants early enough to escape from smoldering fires."

 

When smoke alarms fail to operate in time homes are lost and innocent people are injured and killed.

 

Tragically, due to ignorance and for legal, financial and political reasons, the public have not been told the truth: ionization smoke alarms are a defective, unsafe device. Despite overwhelming evidence of flawed smoke alarm standards, some  authorities still defend ionization alarms claiming, "They are complaint with the standards", or, ". . .any working smoke alarms will provide some degree of early warning."

'Home-Advanced' Page
Watch the two short videos below and discover the truth for yourself. Want to know more? Visit our HomePlus page and the new 'N.Z. Legislation' page detailing our 20 year battle to save lives.

 

Install Photoelectric Alarms
After replacing all ionization alarms with photoelectric alarms, please help save lives by spreading this message.

 

Thank You!

Sincerely,

 

Adrian Butler & Karl Westwell

Co-Founders

World Fire Safety Foundation

Adrian Butler

Former Full Time Firefighter

Chairman, Co-Founder

Karl Westwell

Director of Research

Co-Founder

World Fire Safety Foundation

15 Kurara Court, Narangba, Queensland 4504, AUSTRALIA

Founded: March 2000  |  Self (privately) Funded - Does Not Sell Anything, Solicit or Accept Donations  |  Mission: Stop The Children Burning

1976

Report: 'The Smoke Detector Fraud'  |  "One of the
cleverest and most lucrative cons ever pulled off in America..."

Richard M Patton FPE

Fire Protection Engineer, Author

1980

"In fact, they (ionization alarms) might be so slow to..
activate in a smoldering fire that lives may be in danger."

International Association

of Fire Chiefs (USA)

2006

"Ionization smoke alarms may not operate in time to alert
.occupants early enough to escape from smoldering fires."

Australasian Fire

Authorities Council

2006

"How many lives have been lost because..
the public was not told the truth?"

Chief Jay Fleming
Boston Fire Dept, MA, USA

2007

". . .ionization smoke detectors may fail in the time of need."

SFM Roger Johnson (ret.)

Indiana State Fire Marshal

"Using better (photoelectric) smoke alarms drastically..
reduce loss of life among citizens and firefighters."

2008

International Association

of Fire Fighters (USA)

2011

"It's about banning the ionization technology. . ."

Chief Marc McGinn (ret.)
Albany Fire Dept, CA, USA

2015

"Again, it (the ionization alarm) is not fit for purpose."

Mr Chris Orr

Technical Director | Fire

Protection Association Australia

2015

"Ionization smoke alarms should be banned."

Commissioner Greg Mullins
Commissioner FRNSW (ret.)

2018

"We think ionization alarms should not be sold. . ."

Dr Paul Smith

Head of Testing

Consumer New Zealand

'Fire Commissioner's Warning'
"Ionization Alarms Should be Banned"

Find out What Sort of Smoke Alarms are in Your

Home and How You Can Properly Protect Your Family

Channel 7 News | NSW, Australia | 12 Jan 2016 | 1 minute, 46 seconds

Want to Know More?

Watch 'The Aquarium Test':

Just 6 More Minutes. . .

The Aquarium Test - See For Yourself

Why Ionization 'Smoke' Alarms Should Be Banned

1. They Detect Invisible/Sub-Micron Particles - Not Visible Smoke:

Bob Segall Conducting the WFSF's 'Aquarium Test' | IN, USA |  July 07

2. They Lull You into a False Sense of Security:

Watch them fail in a smoldering fire - when you need them most. . .

. . .then go off (false alarm) when cooking toast - when you need them least!

Attorneys, Firefighters, Journalists, Politicians:
Visit the 'HomePlus' page

THE TWENTY YEAR BATTLE
The Remarkable, True Story Behind. . .

Dr Paul Smith

Head of Testing

Consumer New Zealand

M O R E > > >

"...ionization-type smoke
alarms should no longer be sold."

...NEW ZEALAND'S

World First, Nationwide, Residential, Photoelectric Legislation

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discovered the life-threatening defects with ionization smoke alarms.

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"The world is a dangerous

  place to live; not because

  of the people who are evil,

  but because of the people

  who do nothing about it."

Albert Einstein

"Ignorance, allied with..
power, is the most.. ferocious enemy..
 justice can have."

James A Baldwin

"The only thing..

necessary for the.. triumph of evil is that..

good men do nothing."

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