What type of smoke detector is best to have?
There are two types currently on the market; ionization and photoelectric. Both are listed and approved for use in residences. The ionization (most common) provides protection against rapid fast growing fires. It is slow to react to smoldering fires. The photoelectric detector reacts quicker to slow smoldering fires. The Fire Department recommends buying one of each so you have protection against both types of fires or purchase a combination ionization and photoelectric detector.

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