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International Association of Fire Fighters - Official Position on Smoke Alarms - October, 2008

International Association of Fire Fighters - Official Position on Smoke Alarms - October, 2008

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The Official Position of the International Association of FireFighters in relation to ionization and Photoelectric smoke alarms.
29 October, 2008
More information is at:
www.TheWFSF.org/iaff
The Official Position of the International Association of FireFighters in relation to ionization and Photoelectric smoke alarms.
29 October, 2008
More information is at:
www.TheWFSF.org/iaff

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Published by: The World Fire Safety Foundation on Apr 15, 2009
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