Positi on on Residential Smoke Alarms

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N e w S o u t h Wa l e s , A u s t r a l i a
The Position on Residential Smoke Alarms of Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), including all urban and rural brigades, applying to all homes in New South Wales is . . .

“That ALL residential accommodation be fitted with PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarms . . . Ionization smoke alarms may not operate in time to alert occupants early enough to escape from smouldering fires.”
Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Position on Smoke Alarms in Residential Accommodationʼ 01 June, 2006, page 3, clause 3. (emphasis added)

There are two types (technologies) of smoke alarms, Ionization and Photoelectric. Why is the official position of all New South Wales Fire Brigades that ALL homes be fitted with PHOTOELECTRIC (also called ʻopticalʼ) smoke alarms?

Australasian Fire Brigades
Official Position on Smoke Alarms Published: 01 June, 2006

In February 2006, Standards Australia discovered that over 90% of smoke alarms, whether new or old, battery or hard-wired, may not activate until “dangerously high” and “totally unacceptable” levels of smoke.1 Standards Australia Ltd has rewritten Australiaʼs flawed Smoke Alarm Standard (AS3786). However, the corrected Standard has been blocked by the Australian Building Codes Board from adoption into legislation and the truth about the known and DEADLY defects with ionization smoke alarms continues to be withheld from the public and most fire fighters.

A Special Duty of Care
“Fire safety organisations have a Special Duty of Care and therefore must warn t he public of the known, life-threatening limitations of ionization smoke alarms.”
Karl Westwell, CEO, The World Fire Safety Foundation, Queensland, Australia ʻA Special Duty of Careʼ, www.TheWorldFireSafetyFoundation.org/sdc

Smoke Alarm RECALL
The Fire Chiefʼs Challenge

Ionization Smoke Alarms are DEADLY
“Why havenʼt we been told?”

“It is so stunning and so horrifying and itʼs so hard to believe that itʼs something that people just donʼt know.”
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“The public (and fire fighters) have been misled into believing that ionization smoke alarms are safe.”
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www.TheWorldFireSafetyFoundation.org

www.TheWorldFireSafetyFoundation.org/sa

The Smoke Alarm Disclosure Letters
The key to solving the thirty year global ionization smoke alarm fraud

WA R NING ! The Smoke Alarms in Millions of Australian Homes are NOT Safe:
The Daily Telegraph - May, 2011: www.TheWFSF.org/telegraph | NT News - May, 2011: www.TheWFSF.org/ntnews

Discover the Facts for Yourself - send YOUR ʻSmoke Alarm Disclosure Letterʼ - TODAY!
The World Fire Safety Foundation can send a ʻDisclosure Letterʼ to your smoke alarm manufacturer on your behalf. Itʼs free and takes less than five minutes. Discover the truth about the DEADLY ionization smoke alarms in YOUR home. PLEASE HELP - Send your Smoke Alarm Disclosure Letter - today: www.TheWorldFireSafetyFoundation.org/sadl
PositionOnResidentialSmokeAlarmsNSW_20May11.pdf | Published: 09 May, 2009 - Last Updated: 20 May, 2011 Produced by The World Fire Safety Foundation | Check for the latest version, with live Internet links, at: www.scribd.com/doc/31118305

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