Landlords, Property Owners & Investors

 "One phone call to your property manager could save the

  lives of your tenants. Please take the time to find out how

  you can properly protect your tenants and your assets."

Adrian Butler, Chairman, Co-Founder, Former Fire Fighter, WFSF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  |  17 March 2017

Ionisation Smoke Alarms

Life Safety & Litigation Concerns

It's Time To Tell Landlords The Truth

If Your Properties Have Any Ionisation Alarms Installed,

Even Though They May Be 'Listed', 'Certified' and 'Tested' . . .

False Alarms Lull
Tenants into a False

Sense of Security

Burning Toast

Tenants think

they're safe.

They're often

lulled into a false

sense of security

when their ionisation

smoke alarm goes

off when cooking

and especially when they are 'tested' by

a smoke alarm

compliance company.

Tenants are not safe when any ionisation alarms are installed.

Typical 240V Ionization Alarm

Listed, Certified & Tested

1.*  CSIRO ActivFireTM  Listed

      smoke alarms may carry

      a sticker showing they have

      been tested and listed by

      the Australian government''s
      (CSIRO) ActivfireTM  Scheme,

2.* Australian Standard Certified

      smoke alarms may carry an

      Australian Standards
     'Certified Product' sticker,

3* Compliance Company Tested

      smoke alarms are regularly

      'tested' for compliance with

      the flawed Australian Smoke

      Alarm Standard and often
      carry a 'tested' sticker.

      See the WFSF's Open Letter
to Compliance Contractors.




. . . Your Properties and Tenants Are Absolutely Not Safe!

Landlords, are Ionisation Alarms in any of Your Properties?

What Type of Alarms Do I Have?

If your smoke alarm has a radiation symbol on the back it is an ionisation.

Photoelectric alarms are environmentally friendly - they do not contain any

radioactive material (see sample ionisation alarm above)


QFES Recommendation

The Queensland Fire Service strongly recommend that,

"Ionisation smoke alarms be replaced with a photoelectric type as soon as possible."


Ionisation Alarms Discontinued

Clipsal (Schneider Electric) FiretekTM model 755SMA hard-wired smoke alarm was one of Australia's biggest selling ionisation alarms.  Clipsal (Schneider Electric) and several other manufacturers have discontinued these alarms or produced new photelectric-only ranges without any ionisation alarms.





"The essence of the

problem is that no manufacturer wants

to admit there is any performance problem with ionization smoke alarms."

David Isaac
"Australia's leading fire safety expert", Member FPAA

TAC/2, Member Standards Australia  Committee FP002

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"I call for the immediate removal of the fraudulent, “deadly”, ionisation

so-called smoke alarm

from all stores and homes

before more people

are needlessly maimed

or killed."

Marc McGinn (ret)

Chief, Albany Fire
Department, CA, USA

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Jillian Ginn

Lost her son in a home fitted

 with ionisation smoke alarms

"I strongly urge all landlords to make

sure they only have photoelectric smoke

alarms in all their properties."

Jillian Ginn

Mother, Brisbane, Qld

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