NFPA - The ‘Smoke Detector Tester Fraud Letters’
The World Fire Safety Foundation
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In 1992 correspondence between Richard M Patton, Fire Protection Engineer (California, USA), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Patton alleged fraudulent testing of ionization smoke alarms in the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Indiana Dunes Tests (1974 ~ 1976) and warned of the inherent inability of ionization alarms to safely detect life-threatening smoldering fires.

Lives were at risk.

Compelling evidence was supplied to the NFPA.

What was their response?

Documentation about ionization alarms sent to the NFPA in 1992

The Smoke Detector

Fraud Letters

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NFPA - ‘The Smoke Detector Fraud Letters’
June, 1992

See the 1998 correspondence about alleged misleading advertising

with aerosol smoke detector testers in the NFPA’s Journal:  Here > > >

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