ERIC Number: ED156871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Smoke Detector Resource Catalog.
Portugill, Jestyn, Ed.; Powell, Pamela, Ed.
This manual is one of a series developed for public education on smoke detectors. First, basic facts are given including guidelines for selection and purchasing, installation, maintenance, and what to do if the alarm goes off. Second, five case studies are presented which are examples of public education programs. (The script to one slide presentation is included in this section.) Third, information on and sources of brochures, films, slide presentations, radio and television "spots," recent media articles, educational programs and materials, consumer information, and technical information is given. Fourth, smoke detector legislation is examined. Included is a list of decision points and options to be considered in drafting or amending state or local legislation, a state-by-state summary of smoke detector legislation, three samples of local legislation, and a list of sources for building codes and smoke detector codes and standards. Concluding the manual is a brief discussion on the evaluation of smoke detector education programs. Included is a sample fire incident reporting form which has two items that relate to the effectiveness of smoke detectors in fire loss reductions. (Related documents include Smoke Detectors and Legislation, CE 017 146, and Smoke Detector Technology, CE 017 147.) (JH)
Descriptors: Alarm Systems, Case Studies, Federal Legislation, Fire Protection, Guides, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Resource Materials, State Legislation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-000-00524-1)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 017 147-148