You Can't Always Blame Missing Smoke Alarms

Comstock Jr., David C.
May 2005
Fire Chief;May2005, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p26
Trade Publication
Highlights various legal actions based on the lack of working smoke detectors in the U.S. Contention in the Acevedo versus Audoborn Management Inc. case; Decision of the appellate court on the case Wilkerson versus Alexander; Citations of the elements needed to succeed at trial on such cases.


Related Articles

  • Hold Harmless Provision is Not Against Public policy. Gold, Lessing F. // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p42 

    The article presents a case filed by an insurance company against a security company which installed and monitored a sprinkler alarm in the premises owned by the cross defendant. The case alleged that a security company had failed to report an electronic alarm signal which was sent...

  • Smarter heads make better detectors.  // Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Oct98, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p61 

    Reports on the development of improved smoke detectors. Manufacture of detector heads that lead to fewer false alarms, reduced response times and better fire identification; Use of analog technology in conventional heads; Features of sensors made by Simplex True Alarm, by System Sensor, by...

  • LPS 1014 REVISED.  // Fire Safety Engineering;Sep2002, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p3 

    Reports on the move of the Loss Prevention Certification Board to release version 5 of LPS 1014 or the requirements for certification of fire detection and alarm system firms in Great Britain.

  • WINGS OF DESIRE.  // InStyle;May2012, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p90 

    The article previews the Chick-A-Dee smoke alarm.

  • Chick-a-dee.  // Stuff;Apr2012, Issue 157, p24 

    The article offers brief information on Chick-a-dee smoke detectors.

  • Five-Minute TECH QUIZ. Nelson, Ron // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Feb2007, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p49 

    A quiz concerning fire alarm codes and standards is presented.

  • NEST PROTECT.  // Journal of Property Management;May/Jun2014, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p40 

    The article offers brief information on the Nest Protect smoke detector.

  • ALARMING SMOKES. Colombo, Allan B. // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Aug2000, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p66 

    Focuses on the trend among fire alarm makers in the United States to ask dealers to install notification devices within smoke detectors. Two alternatives for dealers to meet the requirement for notification devices; Calculation of wiring needs in security systems to meet smoke notification...

  • Health Canada Announces Results of Canadian Smoke Detector Tests.  // Journal of the Canadian Dental Association;Apr2000, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p180 

    The article reports on the results of the smoke detector tests announced by Health Canada in early February 2000, wherein 11 smoke detectors passed based on the Standard for Smoke Alarms of the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC).


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics