Current research available online suggests that ionization-type smoke alarms are unreliable and the photoelectric-type substantially more reliable. In the interest of fire safety, we recommend that only photoelectric-type devices be installed. Change your to photoelectric today.
Albany fire chief urges switching smoke alarms: http://t.co/OBj9Kkh via @sfgate
Read more: www.theworldfiresafetyfoundation.orgFire Chief Marc McGinn displays the back of a photoelectric smoke detector which displays a "P" on the back which designates it as a photoelectric device at the Albany Fire Albany department, in Albany, Calif. on Tuesday August 10, 2010. Fire Chief Marc McGinn is calling for the immediate removal of what he claims are fraudulent, deadly ionization type smoke alarms from all stores and homes in America and replacing them with photoelectric devices.
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