Value of a fire detector in the home

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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Study
ISSN0077-5495
Volume9
Pages12
SubjectDetection
AbstractThe circumstances in which 342 persons lost their lives in Ontario dwellings as a result of fire have been examined and estimates made of the likelihood that each might have escaped had either an ionization chamber or a simple thermal fire detector been operating at the time. The over-all result is that the estimated saving of life would have been 41 and 8 per cent for the ionization chamber and thermal detectors respectively.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierFS-9
NRC number7162
6048
NPARC number20338519
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-05-09
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