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A Message to ALL Chicagoans
from the World Fire Safety Foundation

The Foundation believes YOUR lives are at needless risk as a
direct result of the flawed ‘scientific’ testing of ionization smoke
alarms by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

How could this be possible?

Underwriters Laboratories inc. (UL)

“Smoke Detectors are NOT ‘Equally Effective’.
 This statement is false, and could lead to loss of Chicagoan’s lives.”
There are two
Types of Smoke Detectors
Ionization and Photoelectric

The World Fire Safety Foundation Warns:

Chicagoans - Is UL’s Testing of Smoke Alarms Flawed?


Has the Chicago Fire
Department Been Misled?
(by the NFPA, UL and NIST)

“Both are EQUALLY EFFECTIVE and neither requires that you be
  familiar  with its inner workings.  As long as you buy a detector that
  has been tested by a major testing laboratory, such as Underwriters
  Laboratories, you can  be assured it has met certain testing

But what if the “certain testing requirements”
are flawed?

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is located in the Chicago metropolitan area at 333 Pfingston Road, Northbrook - just 40 minutes north of downtown Chicago.

UL is the corporation that gives its ‘seal of approval’ to the ionization smoke alarms found in almost every US home.

Are UL’s “testing requirements” scientifically valid?

Compelling evidence indicates UL may have committed ‘Scientific  Misconduct’

(i.e. scientific fraud) with it’s ionization smoke alarms testing.

Is UL’s Testing is flawed?

Watch the two short films on the next page and discover the facts for yourself . . .

The integrity of UL’s scientific
testing of ionization smoke alarms
has been under scrutiny since 1978.

In this Washington Post’s investigation,
Chief Joseph Fleming of the
Boston Fire Department stated:

Ionization type smoke alarms (detectors) are in almost every
Chicago home.  Legal precedence, firefighter and scientific testing
prove they are dangerously defective because they will NOT safely
detect smoldering fires, the type of fire that commonly kills.

The Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) ‘Fire And Smoke Detectors’ brochure
lists the two types of smoke alarms, photoelectric and ionization.  Almost
every Chicagoan has the ionization type.  The brochure states:

Deputy Chief Jay Fleming
Boston Fire Department, MA, USA

“While an alarm may sound
  in UL Labs it may not go
off in a home...”

More about UL Here > > >

Has UL Deceived YOU?:  Chicago_1

UL - Flawed Testing?:  Chicago_2

The UL Letters:  Chicago_3

Chicago_4:  Misleading Marketing?

Chicago_5:  ‘Operation Save-A-Life’

Chicago_6:  The Terri Stewart Story

Has UL Deceived YOU?:  Chicago 1

UL - Flawed Testing?:  Chicago 2

The UL Letters:  Chicago 3

Chicago 4:  Misleading Marketing?

Chicago 5:  ‘Operation Save-A-Life’

Chicago 6:  The Terri Stewart Story

What is the Official Position of your
292,000 member International
Association of FireFighter’s Union? 

 Find out Here > > >

‘Silent Alarms’
The truth continues to be kept from
Chicago firefighters despite
CTV’s award winning documentary,
‘Silent Alarms’ exposed ionization
alarms and UL in Jan 2000.

Chicago Firefighters:

“Using better smoke alarms will drastically reduce
the loss of life among citizens and firefighters . . .”

IAFF Press Release, 29 October, 2008   

‘Silent Alarms’  -  Jan 2000

Washington Post’s
Award-Winning, UL Investigation