The Value of a Fire Detector in the Home

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-IR-237
Physical description9 p.
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 percent for the ionization chamber and thermal detectors respectively.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7378
NPARC number20337834
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Record created2012-07-19
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