Most People have the Wrong Smoke Alarms in their Home

There Are Two Smoke Alarm Technologies

Note: It's about the technology, not the power supply, i.e. battery or hard-wired.





Most Homes

Most Commercial Buildings

Scientific Testing Under Australian & U.S. Government Standards

Is the smoke alarm capable of detecting smoke in the early, smoldering stage of fire?





For Decades Ionization Alarms have been Certified as Safe,

Despite Repeated Warnings of Flawed Smoke Alarm Standards


"The problem stems right back to the fact

..that the standards themselves are faulty."

Adrian Butler, Chairman, Co-Founder, WFSF
TV New Zealand | 'Close Up' | 22 Feb 2005

Adrian Butler, Chairman

World Fire Safety Foundation

The WFSF Does Not Sell Anything,

Solicit or Accept Donations

"Ionization smoke alarms should be banned..

. . .the standard (AS3786-1993) is flawed."

Greg Mullins, Commissioner, FRNSW, President AFAC
Australian Senate Smoke Alarm Hearing | 4 Dec 2015

Greg Mullins, Commissioner
Fire & Rescue New South Wales

FRNSW is one of the world's
largest Metropolitan fire brigades


27 July 2021



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Tragically, due to legal, financial and political reasons, the public have not been told that:
                                   "Ionization smoke alarms may not operate in time to alert
                                    occupants early enough to escape from smoldering fires."

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Please see the quotes and watch the two short videos below and discover the truth for yourself.
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Adrian Butler & Karl Westwell


World Fire Safety Foundation

Adrian Butler

Former Full Time Firefighter

Chairman, Co-Founder

Karl Westwell

Director of Research


World Fire Safety Foundation

15 Kurara Court, Narangba, Queensland 4504, AUSTRALIA

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


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 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!

Firefighters - visit our New 'Firefighters' Page


Attorneys, Journalists and Politicians - GO HERE


How the Deadly Defect With Ionization alarms
Has Been Kept from the Public and our Fire Fighters

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

Dr Paul Smith, Head of Testing, Consumer N.Z.

Former Commissioner Greg Mullins, FRNSW, NSW, Australia

Chief Marc McGinn, Albany, CA, U.S.A.

Dr Paul Smith

New Zealand



"Ionization smoke alarms should be banned."

"I call for the immediate removal of the fraudulent,.
deadly, ionization so-called smoke alarm."

Greg Mullins

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discovered the life-threatening defects with ionization smoke alarms.

"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