The basic intent of SmokeAlarmSafety.org ( formerly Firecrusade.com ) is to create as much public awareness about fire safety and prevention and the dangers of ionization alarms that are in most homes and other habitable structures. The recent name change was due in part for the site to be found more readily when potential viewers do a web search. Firecrusade.com will be redesigned and up again by end of Sept.
Recently in an effort to bring an end to the dangers of ionization alarms, we have reached out to the United Nations and World Health Organization in hopes they will place a worldwide ban on the sale of these dangerous devices and to force the hand of the CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission to place a recall on the 100's of millions of these hazardous devices in use in most homes.
We have also gained over 5300 signatures for petition to demand the American Red Cross and United Way to stop installing ionization alarms as part of their Fire Safety Campaign. Hundreds of comments from concerned and outraged citizens that have signed the petition were sent to both Red Cross and United Way Presidents and Directors of their Fire Safety Campaign, but after 6 months they have yet to stop installing these dangerous devices or make a public announcement about the dangers of having ionization alarms in homes.
Please sign the petition to the right and voice your concerns by making a comment as well.
THE MAGNITUDE OF THE AMERICAN FIRE PROBLEM AND THE CORRUPTION AND FRAUD BEHIND IT
The U.S. fire death and injury rate within homes and other habitable structures is largely in part due to the use of ionization smoke alarms and the inability of the ionization technology to detect smoldering smoke. It is also due to the fire codes that kept affordable fire sprinklers out of homes for over 114 years.
The smoke alarm manufactures falsely advertised ionization alarms as smoke detectors for over 40 years when in fact they do not detect smoldering smoke but only detect Products of Combustion the condition which can take smoldering smoke 30 to 60 minutes or more to reach the temperature at which combustion takes place. This long delay at which ionization alarms give warning has caused a multitude of deaths and severe burn injures worldwide due to smoke inhalation or occupants being trapped by flames.
More people every year in the U.S. and worldwide are killed or are injured from smoke inhalation than from contact with flames.
The U.S. ranks 133 (.75 fire deaths per 100,000 ) out of 172 countries. Compare this with the 3 countries that have banned ionization alarms due to the radio active content used in them, Luxembourg ranks lowest at 172 ( .10 fire deaths per 100,000 ) Netherlands ranks 170 ( .14 deaths per 100,000) and Switzerland ranks 169 ( .17 per 100,000) See News Videos & Statistics page.
To put this in context, the annual losses from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters combined in the United States average just a fraction of those from fires.” ‘Fire in the United States’, 13th Edition, Federal Emergency Management Agency Page 1, Oct 2004
From 1896 to the present, the fire insurance companies that established the NFPA - National Fire Protection Association to write the fire codes, have contributed to the loss of more lives than all natural disasters combined. They did so for over 114 years by keeping fire sprinkler systems out of homes by making code requirements that were not affordable for the average homeowner and not required. With the help of UL - Under Writers Laboratories, in the 1970's, ionization alarm smoldering smoke tests were fraudulently rigged so ionization alarms could be approved and given UL Seal of Approval so Manufactures could flood the market with these less expensive to make, dangerous and inefficient alarms.
See Documents and Letters to Officialspage .
Please sign petition below and help spread the word about the dangers of carbon monoxide leaks in cars that also kill people. Its a good idea to have a CO alarm in cars, especially older vehicles.
Thanks to the Feal Good Foundation and 186,995 supporters who signed the petition and efforts to gain majority support of Congress and the Senate, The Zadroga Act was approved and 9/11 1st responders now have the health care they need and deserve !
The petition below expired but hopefully gained the attention needed by White House to demand the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall and ban dangerous ionization alarms. Senator John Kerry sent the CPSC a letter in 2008 regarding these dangerous devices not working and asked them why are they still being sold ? They did nothing but give him lip service just as they did when Dean Dennis, who lost his daughter in a college dorm fire along with 4 other students, made 2 presentations explaining the dangers of these ion alarms that do not detect smoldering smoke in time for safe evacuation.
Please go to this link and sign petition and share it with as many friends and relatives as possible via email and on facebook etc. 100,000 signatures are required to gain a response from the White House Administration ! Thanks for your support !
U.S. Senate and Congress soon to ban ionization alarms and mandate photoelectric alarms as is currently taking place in Australia. See Smoke alarm inquiry: Keith Golinski, who lost 3 granddaughters and daughter-in-law in house fire, calls for mandatory photoelectric alarms.
We are currently contacting members of the United Nations and those who were involved with the Montreal Protocol that successfully placed a worldwide ban on CFC's in 1989, seeking guidance on proposing a worldwide ban of ionization alarms.
Only 5 U.S. States have photoelectric smoke alarm mandates so far but even those States have not banned ion alarms and there are loop holes excluding older homes. 5 European Countries have banned them due to ionization alarms having radioactive element in them which leaves well over 6.5 billion people in 45 States and 189 countries still at risk.
Please join our effort to ban these dangerous and often deadly devices. Thanks for your Support !
WELCOME TO SMOKE ALARM SAFETY
PHOTOELECTRIC DETECT SMOLDERING SMOKE - NON RADIO ACTIVE < > IONIZATION DO NOT DETECT SMOLDERING SMOKE - RADIO ACTIIVE
Great news everyone !
John Feal has joined our effort to ban dangerous ionization alarms and his supporters have added 1280 signatures and over 100 comments which have been sent to the Presidents of the American Red Cross and United Way. Hopefully they will get the message that concerned citizens are outraged by their organizations negligence of installing dangerous and often deadly ionization alarms.
The Red Cross and United Way know they can no longer ignore this issue which was brought to their attention on Aug 12th 2015 and that they need to do the right thing and stop installing these dangerous devices and to warn the public around the world about the dangers of ion alarms.
A fire safety petition I encourage you to sign
Jan 15, 2016 — Thanks again for your support with everything on the Zadroga Act. We're all relieved to know the uncertainty and anxiety is no more. Here's a video from a news conference last month. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/12/19/responders-lawmakers-celebrate-zadroga-act/
The reason for my message today is a friend, Dennis Fox, has a petition on Change.org to ban ionization fire alarms. His petition says in part "Many lives have been lost due to the fraudulent testing and the deceptive false marketing by the smoke alarm manufactures whom flooded the market with these dangerous and often deadly devices over last 50 years, despite the safer more reliable photoelectric and photoelectric / heat alarm being available. Why ? They cost less to make so more profit to manufactures."
Please read the petition and consider signing it if you agree. https://www.change.org/p/demand-the-american-red-cross-stop-installing-ionization-smoke-alarms
Happy New Year to you all. Keep on supporting good causes!
Please help stop preventable fires that endanger families and pets all over the world! Please click link and Sign and share petition to help bring an end to these dangerous and often deadly ionization smoke alarms.There are now over 700 face book shares and growing but there are over a billion people on FB and billions more people around the world that are at risk of the dangers of ionization alarms. Please help spread the word to as many friends, relatives and contacts as possible via FB, email and word of mouth .
Thank you for your support!