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IONIZATION Smoke Alarms Are DEADLY

The Alarming Truth

How flawed smoke alarm standards have

resulted in tens of thousands of injuries and deaths.

PART FOUR

Chapters 26 - 29 | 2020 Onwards

Chapter

Date

Content

26

2020

Aug

IONIZATION Smoke Alarms Are DEADLY - WFSF 2020 Update

WFSF's update report about industry attempts to block photoelectric-only legislation

27

2020

Sep

S.A.A.M. - World First: 'Disruptive Technology'

New, 'disruptive technology' fire detection devices coming soon.

28

2020

Oct

WFSF Campaign - Queensland, Australia

WFSF campaign warning Queenslander's about 'deadly' ionization alarms.

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2021

June

Ionization Alarms Unable to Pass New U.S. Standard

Ionization technology eliminated in new (legitimate) U.S. smoke alarm standard.

Chapter 26

2020 | August

IONIZATION Smoke Alarms Are DEADLY

The Alarming Truth

by Chief Marc McGinn | August 2010

WFSF 2020 Update

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"When we’re asked why the public hasn’t been warned, (most
people don’t even know there are two completely different smoke
alarm technologies), after more than twenty years of fighting this
campaign, we can give an authoritative answer, i.e. “Because of

over forty years of misinformation and the fear of litigation.”

'A Message from the World Fire Safety Foundation' | page 3, para 3

Chapter 27

2020 | September

Smart Ambient Air Monitor (SAAM)

'Disruptive Technology'

The World's Most Innovative Smoke, Fire, Air Quality & Gas Monitoring Device

Chapter 28

2020 | October

COMING SOON

IONIZATION Smoke Alarms Are DEADLY

WORLD FIRE SAFETY FOUNDATION

Queensland, Australia Campaign

October 2020

Advising Not Warning - A Deadly Compromise

Queensland arguably has the world's best photoelectric-only legislation. Ionization alarms do not comply with the 2017 legislation and are not sold in Queensland.

 

However, most authorities merely advise that photoelectric alarms are "better."

 

For legal and political reasons, and because most do not know (and in most cases they do not want to know), authorities have failed to warn the public about ionization alarms.

 

Ionization alarms have been scientifically proven, by Australian government (CSIRO) test data, independent scientific tests by the New Zealand Consumer organization, and by legal precedent to be unable to detect the critical, early smoldering stage of most fatal fires.

Failing to Warn about Ionization Alarms
Puts the Public and our Firefighter's Lives at Risk

It's Time to Tell the Public

THE ALARMING TRUTH

Chapter 29

2021 | June

Legislation - U.S.A.:
Ionization Alarms Unable to Pass New U.S. Smoke
Alarm Standard with Legitimate Smoldering Fire Test
Ionization technology eliminated in new (legitimate) U.S. smoke alarm standard.

Smoke Alarms Get Smarter in 2021

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the world's largest standards testing organization.
Campaigners have warned about its flawed smoke alarm standard for decades.


UL Sued

UL certification is accepted in New Zealand. From 1 June 2021, to be 'UL Certified',
all smoke alarms must pass UL's new, smoldering fire tests - unlike previous, flawed testing which allowed ionization alarms to be certified as safe - see 'UL Sued' below.

 

Consumer N.Z. Research Exposes UL's Flawed Tests

Consumer New Zealand Research proves that all ionization alarms in most New Zealand homes (including all 'UL Certified' alarms) and millions of homes around
the world will continue to fail to alert occupants early enough in smoldering fires.

 

The Public Must be Told the Truth

Australian Government (CSIRO) and Consumer New Zealand scientific test data prove ionization smoke alarms are unsafe. Continuing to fail to warn the public will guarantee more needless fire deaths.

2015 Letters Warning UL about their Flawed Smoke Alarm Standard
Note: Letters Sent from WFSF's Production Company - MC2E Productions

2010 - UL's flawed smoke alarm standard used by Richard Patton in testimony for first US cities photoelectric-only legislation

2011 - UL Sued: UL settles out of court after allegations that it was "wanton or negligent" with their smoldering fire tests.

2013 - WFSF Report: 'Can Australian and U.S. Smoke Alarm Standards be Trusted?'

2016 - New Zealand introduces world's first, nationwide, photoelectric smoke alarm legislation.

World Fire Safety Foundation Comment:

The Forty Year Battle to Correct Flawed Smoke Alarm Standards

1976 - Richard Patton distributes report, 'The Smoke Detector Fraud' warning about flawed US standard, to 0ver 3,000 fire chiefs.

1999 - Washington Post publishes, award-winning, ionization smoke alarm exposé, 'How Safe Are Products Bearing the UL Mark?'
2005 - Feb: WFSF Warning on TV New Zealand: "...the standards themselves are faulty."

2005 - Oct: WFSF Chairman's Letters to UL warning that their UL217 smoke alarm standard is flawed:

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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