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AFACs 2006 Smoke Alarm Position Statement - Implementation

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The Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is the peak representative body for all Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades. In June, 2006 after extensive global research, AFAC published a statement detailing their official position on smoke alarms in Australian and New Zealand homes. This document shows how Australian & New Zealand Fire Brigades have been implementing AFAC's position sine 2006 by strongly recommending photoelectric smoke alarms and warning that ionization smoke alarms, May not operate in time to alert occupants early enough to escape from smouldering fires. www.theWFSF.org/afac Note: Report produced by The World Fire Safety Foundation from information in the public domain
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  AFAC’s Smoke Alarm Position Implementation AFAC-SAPI_V1.9.pdf  Published Oct 2014 - Updated 16 Nov 2014 - Version 1.9 | Check for Updates: www.Scribd.com/doc/244277221 Australian Spelling - published by The World Fire Safety Foundation from information in the Public Domain  1 of 12 Published by The World Fire Safety Foundation | Oct 2014   Greg Mullins   AFSM   Commissioner FRNSWPresident AFAC xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx “  FRNSW does NOT support the fitting and installation of ionisation alarms. We ONLY recommend  photoelectric alarms. ”  Commissioner Mullins message to all Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) staff after 60 Minutes special investigation into ionisation smoke alarms | 20 October 2014Link to 60 Minutes special investigation belowCommissioner Mullin’s message on page 12 www. SmokeAlarmWarning .org xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  AFAC’s Smoke Alarm Position Implementation AFAC-SAPI_V1.9.pdf  Published Oct 2014 - Updated 16 Nov 2014 - Version 1.9 | Check for Updates: www.Scribd.com/doc/244277221 Australian Spelling - published by The World Fire Safety Foundation from information in the Public Domain  2 of 12 PageContents 34 - 89101112   False Alarms and   DisconnectionsFailure to Activate Ionisation InsignificantInsignificant Safer for   Fire Fighters   TM Yes Recommended   by Fire Fighters Safer For You | Safer For Fire Fighters Yes Disposal Not Radioactive Price AffordableAffordable Located Most HomesCommercial   Buildings Photoelectric Photoelectric Smoke AlarmsSave More Lives Overview, Background & Research on AFAC’s Position on Smoke Alarms AFAC Position on Smoke Alarms in Residential Accomodation | 01June, 2006New Zealand Fire Service Photoelectric Advertising Campaign Queensland Fire & Emergency Service Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Information SheetNorthern Territory Laws on Smoke AlarmsCommissioner Mullins, AFAC President, Smoke Alarm Message to FRNSW StaffGraphic from World Fire Safety Foundation report on 60 Minute’s, October 2014 ‘The Alarming Truth’ investigation: www. SmokeAlarmWarning .org/wfsf.html Date 11/201406/2006 05/2010 08/201111/201110/2014 SignificantSignificant NoNo Radioactive  AFAC’s Smoke Alarm Position Implementation AFAC-SAPI_V1.9.pdf  Published Oct 2014 - Updated 16 Nov 2014 - Version 1.9 | Check for Updates: www.Scribd.com/doc/244277221 Australian Spelling - published by The World Fire Safety Foundation from information in the Public Domain  3 of 12 “    The photoelectric alarms; the tests .. are showing they react faster,.. particularly in smouldering fires which are .. the main type of fire you get in a home... So you’ll get your family out faster    .”  Greg Mullins   AFSM Commissioner, FRNSWPresident, AFAC WIN TV News | NSW, Australia | 18 June, 2012 AFAC Position - Background & Research The Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is the peak representative body for all Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades. Naomi Brown, former AFAC CEO in letter to CommissionerRoderick Fraser, Boston Fire Department, MA, USA Feb, 2007 Research undertaken by AFAC for their 2006 position on smoke alarms included the 1980 paper by the International Fire Chiefs Association, the Indiana Dunes Test, NIST Technical Note 1455, the Kemano Fire Studies, NFPA and Homeland Security papers, several works by Bukowski, Johnson and Milke and many other publications.   Their literature review plus research www.afac.com.au/docs/position/smoke-alarm.pdf Fire & Rescue New South Wales is one of the largest urban fire services in the world, with more than 6,900 fire fighters serving 338 fire stations throughout the state of New South Wales, Australia . AFAC’s Official Position on Smoke Alarms June, 2006 xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Greg Mullins   AFSM xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In June 2006 after extensive global research, AFAC published a position statement on smoke alarms in residential accommodation.into the Australian statistics allowed AFAC to develop a position on Residential Smoke Alarms which is the guideline for all fire services in Australia. The papers written by Deputy Chief Fleming especially his paper titled, Photoelectric and lonisation detectors - a review of the literature revisited   were considered an important part of the research for the AFAC Position on Domestic Smoke Alarms. xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Greg Mullins   AFSM | WIN TV | June, 2012 see pages 4-8  “    That all residential accommodation be fitted with photoelectric smoke  alarms . . . I    onisation smoke alarms may not operate in time to alert  occupants early enough to escape from smouldering fires.”  AFAC’s ‘Position on Smoke Alarms in Residential Accomodation’ | 01 June, 2006, page 3, clause 3 Extract: AFAC Position on Smoke Alarms | 01 June, 2006 see page 6  AFAC’s Smoke Alarm Position Implementation AFAC-SAPI_V1.9.pdf  Published Oct 2014 - Updated 16 Nov 2014 - Version 1.9 | Check for Updates: www.Scribd.com/doc/244277221 Australian Spelling - published by The World Fire Safety Foundation from information in the Public Domain  4 of 12 Report extracted from AFAC website: www.afac.com.au/docs/position/smoke-alarm.pdf

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