NEOFPA is launching a new banner campaign to increase public awareness and to promote the use of photoelectric smoke alarms and will be providing free 4’X8′ banners to member organizations to display in their jurisdictions and properties. The banner is seen at right (click for larger version).
The banner text refers to two of the many studies showing the failures of ionization smoke alarms in smoldering fires and their propensity for nuisance false alarms:
- Texas A&M Study 1995: (Indicates a 55% failure rate of ionization smoke alarms and smoldering fires)
- NFPA’s “False Alarms and Unwanted Activations” from: “U.S. Experience With Smoke Alarms And Other Fire Detection/Alarm Equipment”
By Marty Ahrens, Fire Analysis & Research Division. NFPA. November 2004.: (Indicates 97% of nuisance alarms came from ionization-type devices)
To request a banner(s) contact Devon Paullin.