Photoelectric Smoke Detectors

No One Should Die Because Their Smoke Detector Did Not Work

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is recommending that you immediately add Photoelectric Smoke Detectors to your home. Recent studies have shown that in smoldering fires Photoelectric Smoke Detectors can activate significantly faster than ionization smoke detectors. If you have a fire, a Photoelectric Smoke Detector could be the difference between life and death!

Most fires that occur in residences start out as smoldering ignition fires. In a study conducted by Texas A&M, the probability of failure of the Photoelectric Smoke Detector in the smoldering fire was only about 4% where the ionization smoke detectors failure rate was over 55%! In smoldering fires, Photoelectric Smoke Detectors were seen to respond 12 to 30 minutes quicker (depending on the distance to fire) than ionization smoke detectors.

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