Jul 122008
 

Hook Reporter Courtney Stuart joins Coy Barefoot on to talk about her recent article on how many smoke detectors do not necessarily do what their name describes. Ionization smoke detectors are in 90 percent of American homes, and Stuart says they can only detect smoke from an open flame. The Hook news team conducted fire tests with both ionization and photo-electric detectors to find out which ones would provide the most early warning. Read the article for pictures and to find out more.

  4 Responses to “Hook reporter Courtney Stuart on the trouble with smoke detectors”

  1. You’re only telling less than half the story!! I have documented proof that the national and federal fire authorities have known this info for at least 20 years!!

    Ralph Nadir tried to have them banned when I was just a kid because of the radioactive material necessary to make an ionization detector work!

    I personally wrote congress and thousands of fire departments begging them to listen way back in 1993!!

    And that is just the beginning. I HAVE PROOF THAT FIRST ALERT AND OTHER TOP BRANDS RIGGED THEIR ALARMS TO PASS UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES TESTS! And much more.

  2. you should check out the site World Fire Safety Foundation.org

  3. Greetings from Australia
    Congratulations to Coy and Courteney for such an accurate and excellent Podcast.
    Thanks also to Porong (above) for suggesting people check out our website. However, the correct web address is:
    http://www.TheWorldFireSafetyFoundation.org
    If anyone knows ‘Cris’ who left the first comment above will you please ask him to contact me at:
    ab@TheWFSF.org
    Thank you.
    Adrian Butler
    Chairman, The World Fire Safety Foundation
    Queensland, Australia

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