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
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
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
'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)
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."
"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
Marc McGinn (ret)
Chief, Albany Fire
Department, CA, USA
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