Photoelectric-Specific Smoke Alarm Legislation
USA:  Californian State Fire Marshal’s Smoke Alarm Task Force Report - 2 of 2


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Discover how these Governors were deceived with the State Fire
Marshal’s mandatory ‘Seal of Approval’ on the “deadly” ionization smoke alarms in most Californian
Will Governor Brown rectify the State Fire Marshal’s mandatory ‘Seal of Approval’ on Defective Ionization Alarms?
Jerry Brown
Letter to Governor Deukmejian, 14 August, 1990  (page 22)
“The Government has an obligation to tell the public the truth
  when not knowing the truth will result in unnecessary deaths.”
“. . . any of the currently available listed
 smoke alarm technologies provide an acceptable level of protection . . .”

California State Fire Marshal’s Smoke Alarm Task Force Report Report August, 2011
clause 10, page 22 (see full report below)

“Early warning is the key to surviving smoldering fires - the deadliest kind of home fire.  ‘Ionization-only’ smoke detectors  ... are slow to warn, if they warn at all of smoldering fires, which typically occur while the occupants are sleeping.”
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Class Action Complaint And Jury Demand - Intro, page 1, para 1classaction.htmlshapeimage_29_link_0
“That all residential accommodation be fitted with photoelectric smoke
alarms  . . . Ionization smoke alarms may not operate in time to
alert occupants early enough to escape from smouldering fires.”
Australasian Fire & Emergency Services Authorities Council
Position on Smoke Alarms in Residential Accomodation, 01 June, 2006, clause 3, page 3afac.htmlshapeimage_31_link_0
“The Californian State Fire Marshal’s fraudulent Smoke Alarm Report (below)
 will guarantee Californians will continue to die needlessly in house fires.”
Adrian Butler. Chairman, The World Fire Safety Foundation, 21 August, 2011
“CREIA just officially
 took a position . . .
 to ban these ionization
 alarms because they are
 just flat out dangerous.”creia.htmlcreia.htmlshapeimage_36_link_0shapeimage_36_link_1
Brian Crudo, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, Albany F.D., CA, USA
“The Ordinance is
 basically outlawing
 ionization smoke alarms.”
Why Combination Ionization/Photoelectric
Smoke Alarms are a Deadly Compromisevffa.htmlshapeimage_39_link_0
Brian Crudo,  Fire Marshal
Skip Walker MRI, CREIA
Chief McGinn, Albany F.D., CA, USA
Warning about the deadly defects
found in all ionization smoke alarms
“’s about banning the ionization
     technology and only having the
     photoelectric technology.”tourstory2.htmltourstory2.htmlshapeimage_43_link_0shapeimage_43_link_1
Is the Californian State Fire Marshal Failing in Her Duty of Care to Warn Californians about the Deadly Defects inherent in all
Ionization Smoke Alarms?

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