You're probably wondering: “Does it really matter which type I have in my home?” Yes, very much so:
If fire officials had really understood the difference between the two technologies, like they're starting to learn now, there's a good chance our kids would be alive today.
My daughter Julie died in a house that had 17 ionization smoke detectors – and by the time the very first one went off, three kids had died.Read Andrea and Julie's story
Fox 19 Cincinnati found that a 2013 law requiring photoelectric smoke alarms in rental properties in Cincinnati, Ohio isn’t being aggressively enforced by the city. Watch the two-part investigation series HERE
11 News WPXI Pittsburgh puts smoke alarms to the test and finds results consistent with the tests conducted by my friends at North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association and others across the country. Ionization smoke
News & Announcements
March 11, 2015 By Earl Lee Warning
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a letter to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) acknowledges the need to improve smoke alarm performance! The CPSC is encouraging UL to adopt new flaming and smoldering polyurethane foam
March 5, 2015 By Earl Lee Warning
As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. The new language takes effect on April 1, 2015. The new
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