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Chief Jay Fleming
Boston Fire Department

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- Read: ‘Smoke Signal: FireFighters Take A Detector Stand’: Here > > >

- Read:  Official Positions of Australian & New Zealand Authorities:  Here > > >

- Read:  More about Chief Fleming’s work:  Here > > >

- Visit: Ohio’s Colerain Fire Department’s webpage:  Here > > >

- Visit: The Chicago and Toronto pages.

Peter Cannon - President
Volunteer Fire Fighters Association

FireFighters haven't been told the truth.

Watch 'Smoke Alarm Recall'  and see the

facts about ionization alarms for yourself.

Peter Cannon, President, Volunteer Fire Fighters Association,

NSW Australia, after watching 'Smoke Alarm Recall'.  Aug, 2008


Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (Australia)

October 2009

The International Association of Fire Fighters became the first major American
fire organization to formally endorse photoelectric smoke detectors and, in the

process, to formally condemn ionization detectors, which Fleming argues are responsible for at least 10,000 fire related deaths since 1990.

Using better (photoelectric) smoke alarms will drastically

reduce the loss of life among citizens and fire fighters.

Harold A Schaitberger
General President, International Association
of FireFighters (over 300,000 members)

Jay Fleming is a true American hero.

Harold A Schaitberger, General President

International Association of FireFighters, U.S.A.  29 Oct, 2008

Read the Boston Fire Department’s
press release about the IAFF’s position

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the world’s largest Fire Fighter union representing
over 300,000 full-time fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the U.S. population.

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2008 International Association of Fire Fighters Convention Resolution No. 15
Committee Assignment: Policy  |  Re: Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

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International Association of Fire-Fighters -- Official Position on Smoke Alarms

August 2008

In August 2008, the 300,000+ member, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), in a formal Resolution (at bottom of this page), changed their position on smoke alarms to formally endorse photoelectric smoke detectors.

The IAFF’s Official Position is to:

a) ONLY Recommend Photoelectric Smoke Detectors/Alarms

“RESOLVED, That the IAFF propose and support the mandate of only photoelectric smoke detectors in United States and Canadian federal law,

  in all state, provincial and local legislation, and in all standard development organizations' building fire and life safety codes and standards . . .”

NOT Recommend Combination Alarms

“WHEREAS, dual alarms, also called combination alarms, that contain both technologies are available but the benefit over photoelectric in the

  response to fires is marginal. They are more costly, and they will experience the same nuisance problem as ionization smoke alarms . . .”

Friday, November 4, 2011

With Daylight Savings Time ending, the International
Association of Fire Fighters Advocates for Photoelectric
Smoke Detectors over Ionization Detectors.
Don’t Just Change Your Batteries – Change Your Smoke Detector Too
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