Smoke Alarms Less Effective for Elderly

September 2006
Fire Chief;Sep2006, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses research on the effectiveness of smoke alarm systems in the elderly, which was conducted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation of the National Fire Protection Association in the U.S. The study suggests that adults aged 65 and above may not fully benefit from the conventional smoke alarm systems, more particularly during sleeping hours. The study also suggests that the high-frequency alarm signal should be substituted with a more effective alternative signal.


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