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The Barre City Fire Department
Firefighter Matthew J. Cetin       &       Deputy Chief  Russell Ashe
Mcetin@BarreCityFire.org                   Rashe@BarreCityFire.org
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Welcome to the Barre City Fire Departments smoke detector education program.   Over the last
year we have been conducting our own research on both Photoelectric smoke detectors and
Ionization smoke detectors.   What we found was nothing short of amazing.
  IONIZATION
SMOKE DETECTORS REACT 20 - 30 MINUTES SLOWER THEN PHOTOELECTRIC
DETECTORS WHEN EXPOSED TO A SMOLDERING FIRE.
 This website is a dedicated
effort to educate fellow firefighters, and public citizens about the importance of having both
Ionization and Photoelectric smoke detector in your home.
Please watch our videos and research for yourself how important and possibly
deadly the lack of protection you may have in your own home
Smoldering Fire
Full Scale Smoke Detector
Reaction Time Test

After completing our Aquarium Test video we
received a number of e-mails from people all over
the country questioning the reality of using a fish
aquarium to conduct smoke detector tests.  
Our answer was to create this video of a full scale
smoldering fire test.   THANKS TO A DONATION OF
SMOKE DETECTORS BY NELSONS HARDWARE IN
BARRE VT.  We were able to place a number of
smoke detectors in the same places to determine
the reaction time.

We understand that this is not scientific however
we believe this a is real life situation that could and
is happening almost every day in the United States.

PLEASE WATCH ALL OUR
SMOKE DETECTOR VIDEOS
For More Information Contact The
Barre City Fire Department @ (802) 476 -0254

"HELP US SAVE LIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY"
THE SIMPLE MESSAGE
PHOTOELECTRIC AND IONIZATION SMOKE ALARMS, IN CONJUNCTION
WITH CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS, LOCATED IN THE PROPER
LOCATIONS, IS THE BEST EARLY WARNING PROTECTION YOU CAN
AFFORD YOUR FAMILY.   YOU NEED TIME TO GET YOUR FAMILY OUT.  
YOU NEED BOTH.  

"A SMOKE DETECTOR THAT ACTIVATES 19 MINUTES AFTER SMOKE
REACHES THE DETECTION CHAMBER IS LIKE AN AIR-BAG ACTIVATING
19 MINUTES AFTER A CAR CRASH"  (
Judge David Schoenthaler)

VISIT WWW.BARRECITYFIRE.ORG  FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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