"CSIRO test data proves the ionization smoke alarms in
almost all Australian homes are defective. Because the
CSIRO is aware of the life-threatening defects they have
a Duty of Care to reveal the truth - not withhold it."
Adrian Butler, Chairman, Former Full-Time Fire Fighter, Co-Founder The World Fire Safety Foundation, Australian Smoke Alarm Senate Hearing, Brisbane, Australia | 26 Oct 2015
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is one of the world's largest government scientific agencies. The CSIRO is paid to test smoke alarms to the specifications laid out in Australia's smoke alarm standard (AS3786-1993).
In February 2006 a senior CSIRO employee and member of the Standards Australia FP002 committee that oversees the smoke alarm standard, revealed that CSIRO test data proves the ionization type of smoke alarms in most Australian (and U.S.) homes do not activate in their scientific testing until "dangerously high" and "totally unacceptable" level of visible smoke.
Despite repeated requests, the CSIRO refuses, without just cause, to release the test data or to suspend or withdraw its certificates of conformity (see below).
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The CSIRO Continues to Issue Certificates of Conformity for
Ionization Smoke Alarms Instead of Suspending or Withdrawing them
The CSIRO has failed in its Duty of Care to suspend or withdraw its Certificates of Conformity
for all ionization smoke alarms since 01 February 2006 when their senior materials scientist and
Standards Australia smoke alarm committee member revealed that scientific test data since 1993
proves ionization smoke alarms are unable to respond reliably to the presence of visible smoke.
Note: This sample CSIRO Certificate of Conformity for an ionization smoke alarm was extracted from the CSIRO's ActivFire website on 18 Nov 2015
Promoted by Australian Fire Services
This brochure was extracted on 1 November 2015 from the QFES website:
This brochure is an example of how the CSIRO's ActivFire® certification of photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms is promoted by fire services throughout Australia.
Over 99% of fire fighters are unaware that the Australian Standard (AS3786-1993) is flawed and that ionization smoke alarms are unable to pass AS2362.17 Smoke Alarm test for visible smoke.
The Australian Governments (CSIRO) ActivFire® Scheme
This image was extracted on 1 November 2015 from the Australian governments (CSIRO) ActivFire® website:
"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."
"All that is required for evil
to triumph is for good
men to do nothing."