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The Story

The Story

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The Story - 'Flawed Detectors Pass The Test'
The Sun-Herald is Australia's second largest circulating newspaper.
The 16 June, 2013 edition contained a full page story warning lives are at needless risk due to flawed testing of ionization smoke alarms by US and Australian government agencies.
'The Story' is the first of the World Fire Safety Foundation's 'First Four Documents':
www.SmokeAlarmWarning.org
The Story - 'Flawed Detectors Pass The Test'
The Sun-Herald is Australia's second largest circulating newspaper.
The 16 June, 2013 edition contained a full page story warning lives are at needless risk due to flawed testing of ionization smoke alarms by US and Australian government agencies.
'The Story' is the first of the World Fire Safety Foundation's 'First Four Documents':
www.SmokeAlarmWarning.org

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Published by: The World Fire Safety Foundation on Jun 16, 2013
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The Story
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‘Flawed’ Detectors Pass The Test
David Isaac, Standards Australia FP002 Committee MemberThe Sun-Herald, 16 June 2013, page 11(see page 4)
“Ionization alarms are dangerous and the public have been misled into believing they are safe.. . . In our opinion the Standard is flawed.” 
 
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the safe photoelelectric alternative to the ionization typeof smoke alarm in millions of homes around the world.Every year thousands of people are injured or killedbecause flawed safety standards allow ionization smokealarms to be certified as safe by Government testingagencies and sold to an unsuspecting public. Chances arealmost 100% ionization alarms are in your home.
“But I’m OK!”
You may be thinking,
“My smoke alarms are fine - they’re really sensitive they go off when I cook,” 
or
“I’m fine, mine are hard-wired.” 
Don’t be fooled! Ionization smoke alarmsare insidious - they lull people into a false sense of securityby false alarming when you cook yet they often remainhe World Fire Safety Foundation (WFSF) was co-founded in March 2000. Our mission is to savelives by educating the public and firefighters about
 
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The Story
Mr Chris Gulaptis MP, Captain Russell Ashe
 and
 
WFSF Chairman Adrian Butler discussing flawed
 
ionization smoke alarm testing standards.
 
Captain Ashe is a Committee Member of Underwriters
 
Laboratories (UL), the organization that produces
 
America’s flawed smoke alarm standard (UL217).
Australia’s Flawed SmokeAlarm Standard Exposed
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-11 May, 2011To hear the audio embedded in thisdocument (on next page)DOWNLOADit to your computer.
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silent during the smoldering low-heat, early stage ofreal, life-threatening fires.
The First Four Documents
The Foundation’s primary website has over 400pages. It is overwhelming. That’s why we came upwith ‘The First Four Documents’.The first two documents, ‘The Story’ and ‘TheSpeech’ are for the public. You’ll learn how the truthabout ionization smoke alarms has been withheldfrom the public and firefighters for over forty yearsresulting in tens of thousands of needless deathsand injuries around the world.
Spread the Word
After you’ve read the newspaper report on page 4and heard the 5 minute Parliamentary speechprotect your family with photoelectric alarms - thenpleaseLike Us on FaceBookto help spread theword.Thank you.
The World Fire Safety Foundation
Adrian Butler & Karl WestwellCo-Founders , QLD, Australia | September, 2013
Background Information
 
into the growing global movement to ban the
 
ionization type of smoke alarm in hundreds
 
of millions of homes around the world...
Chief Marc McGinn, California, USA
 
presenting WFSF Co-Founders Adrian Butler
 
and Karl Westwell with his Californian
 
Assembly Resolution | 14 May, 2013
‘DEADLY Smoke Alarms’ - Tour 1
Australia/New Zealand |
 
May, 2011
‘DEADLY Smoke Alarms’ - Tour 2
Australia/New Zealand |
 
May, 2012
US Firefighter Meets
 
Australian Politician
WFSF Co-Founder’s Recognized for
 
changes to U.S.Smoke Alarm Legislation
“...the ionization alarms havefailed* Australian Standardssince 1993”
 
The Story
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Captain Ashe’s story about flawedUS & Australian smoke alarmstandards
‘Flawed’ DetectorsPass The Test
20 May, 2013
“Are Ionisation Smoke Alarms Defective?” 
Speech to the NSW
 
Parliament, Australia
20 June, 2013
The Sun-HeraldSydney, Australia
16 June, 2013
The Report
Can Australian
 
and U.S. Smoke
 
Alarm Standards
 
be Trusted?
World Fire Safety Foundation
 
Report Exposing Flawed
 
Smoke Alarm Standards
The Open Letters
May, 2009 ~ July, 2013
Open Letters to UTC
 
& CSIRO Exposing Flawed
 
Smoke Alarm Standards
The SpeechThe Story
UTC and CSIROFailuresto Disclose
Listen to the ABC radio interview below and findout why the U.S. firefighter’s meeting with AustralianMember of Parliament made front page news.
 
Captain Ashe Australian Radio Interview
Grafton, NSW | 04 May, 2012
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The Story
 
Background Information - Continued
‘DEADLY Smoke Alarms’ - Tour 2
Australia/New Zealand | May, 2012

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