IAFF advocates photoelectric smoke detectors over ionization detectors

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) said federal and provincial officials should require that all relevant building standards and codes developed in the United States and Canada include a mandate for the use of photoelectric smoke detectors."More than 3,000 people die each year in the United States. and Canada in structure fires, and we need to do everything we can to reduce that number. Using better smoke detectors will drastically reduce the loss of life among fire fighters and citizens because it will mean earlier detection of fires and result in faster response by emergency crews," IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger said.Research has demonstrated that phot...

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