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[Phys-l] Alarm Failure was Ionization Detectors

A cautionary note.....

Dennis Fire Department Captain Robert Tucker, who oversees the
[Ma] town's fire inspections... said that when he conducts announced
smoke detector inspections, the failure rate is about 30 percent.
"People just assume they're working," he said.

[as reported Boston Globe, Oct5, 2004]

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!