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


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)





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 or
political reasons, most authorities have failed to
warn the public about ionization smoke alarms."

Adrian Butler, Chairman, Co-Founder, Former Firefighter | WFSF
'Open Letter' Extract (see below) | QLD, Australia | 18 Sept 2019

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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


"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)


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

Australasian Fire

Authorities Council


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

Chief Jay Fleming
Boston Fire Dept, MA, USA


". . .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."


International Association

of Fire Fighters (USA)


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

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


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

Mr Chris Orr

Technical Director | Fire

Protection Association Australia


"Ionization smoke alarms should be banned."

Commissioner Greg Mullins
Commissioner FRNSW (ret.)


"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 Feb 2016 | 1 minute, 46 seconds


Adrian Butler

Former Full Time Firefighter

Chairman, Co-Founder

14 October 2019



Ionization Alarms: Authorities Fail to Warn the Public


Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


After watching 'The Aquarium Test' below you'll see why a growing number of experts around the world are warning that ionization smoke alarms should be banned.


Authorities Fail to Warn

Due to a lack of knowledge and/or for legal and political reasons, most authorities have failed to warn the public about the life-threatening, safety issue with ionization alarms. Tragically, if you have any smoke alarms in your home, chances are they will be the  ionization type (even though they may go off when cooking).

'Home-Advanced' Page
Watch the two short videos below ('Fire Commissioner's Warning' is less than two minutes) and discover the truth for yourself. Want to know more? Check out our HomePlus page.


Install Photoelectrics
After replacing your ionization alarms with photoelectric alarms, please help save lives by spreading this message - Thank You!




Adrian Butler & Karl Westwell


World Fire Safety Foundation

Karl Westwell

Director of Research


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

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 Remarkable, Almost Unbelievable, 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."


World First, Nationwide, Photoelectric Legislation

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See more than 80 news reports (from the 'Video' section of the WFSF'S Facebook page)
showing how fire departments across the U.S., Australia and New Zealand have
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."

Edmund Burke