Not All Smoke Detectors Are Created Equal

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I really did my homework on this and it’s true!
Not all smoke detectors are created equal, but it does save lives!

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There is so much to consider: Read this report! This report was prepared by the Task Group on Smoke Detection Follow-up, a task group
of the NFPA 72 Technical Committee on Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and
Household Fire Alarm System (TC). The report is a follow-up to the February 22, 2008
Task Group Report – Minimum Performance Requirements for Smoke Alarm Detection
Technology, prepared by the Task Group on Smoke Detection Technology.
http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/Research/FinalReportTaskGroupSmokeDetectionFollowUp.pdf

Not all smoke detectors are created equal
The most common type of smoke detector, used in 90 percent of homes, may not save you from a smoldering fire because they work better when in the vicinity of fast flames.
NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

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