Richard Patton




Richard Patton, FPE
Author, ‘The American Home is a Fire Trap’



The Crusade was founded by Richard Patton, FPE and has produced over 1,000 articles and reports.  Mr. Patton has testified before committees of The House of Representatives, The Federal Trade Commission and The Senate. He has been a consultant to The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, The Consumer Product Safety Commission, The National Research Council and many private organizations and is an Advisory Board Member of the World Fire Safety Foundation.

Why most families are inadequately protected from fire? How did the smoke detector salesmen deceive our fire-fighters in the 1970s?  Why does Underwriters Laboratories, despite decades of being alerted to the problem, still 'certify' ionization smoke alarms? In Australia ionization alarms are effectively banned from new commercial buildings? Why are ionization alarms in the process of being effectively banned from all new Australian homes?  What is our Government's role in this?

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CONSUMER REPORTS


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A Crime Against Humanity

"The deliberate selling of a defective smoke detector with the defects intentionally concealed."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

06 March 06

America's Deadliest Cover-Up Exposed

How could this be Possible? Are the hundreds of thousands of needlessly lost lives and injuries a result of a conspiracy to deceive or was it bureaucratic bungling? Read this amazing story and YOU be the judge! This is a must read for EVERY fire fighter and EVERY parent!

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

01 July 06

America's Deadliest Serial Killers

"This story is so shocking investigative reporters have been fearful to cover it. It involves highly respected officials and contains irrefutable evidence of criminal activities - every parent must read it..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

30 August 05

A Dissenting Report

"The information contained within the Consumer Product Safety Commission's report explains why millions of American families are subject to a clear and present endangerment..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

25 March 05

The Evil Trio of Fire

"The Following the Station Nightclub fire Rhode Island officials were successful in naming and convicting some 'fall guys' ... the fire regulatory system is standard operating procedure."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

12 Dec 06

The False Security Blanket

"...The manufacturers of the ionization smoke detector set out to change the code ... by convincing fire-fighters to demand that it be installed in every home. To accomplish this it was first necessary to convince the fire-fighter that the smoke detector was the best there was ... So they lied..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

25 March 05

Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse

"Discover why YOUR children, and your friends and families’ children are at risk..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

27 Sept 05

Hide A Crime Commit A Crime

“...there is something very wrong with selling smoke detectors that don't work, that lull consumers into a false sense of security, and that end up taking the very lives that they were intended to save. If that happens, the people who are responsible should be made to pay."

E.M. Swartz, Trial Lawyer, Swartz & Swartz

Last Updated:

25 March 05

The IAFC Challenge

"I, Richard M. Patton, challenge the officials of the I.A.F.C. to meet me in a forum, open to the press and the public, to debate the performance capabilities and defects of smoke detectors..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

25 March 05

Ionization Detectors - Why False Security

"Fire loss statistics complied by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency reveal that the ionization device, which is now referred to as a 'smoke' detector, has not been confirmed to operate more than 25 percent of the time when a fire occurs in a home..."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

25 March 05

R. M. Patton - Credentials

"In my 32 years in the professional fire service, your report is the most cogent and comprehensive analysis and presentation of facts in relation to life protection from fire that I have ever read".

J.M. Brett, Fire Chief, Kingston New York

Last Updated:

25 March 05

The Role of UL in America's Deadliest Fraud

"...falsified performance claims and intentionally defective fire tests at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been the underlying cause of tens of thousands of fire deaths within the United States."

R.M. Patton FPE, C.A.F.D. Inc

Last Updated:

25 March 05

INDUSTRY REPORTS

An Engineering Analysis of the Indiana Dunes Tests    Note: File Size: 1.86 MB

In 1974, ten years after thousands of people had died in homes 'protected' by ionization smoke alarms, the U.S. government funded testing of residential fire detection equipment.  The results of this two year study, the 'Dunes Tests', were published in July 1976 in two large, complex reports.  These reports were prepared by four people; one was a representative of ITT Research Institute, the other 3 were all representatives of Underwriters Laboratories.

Page 16 of the second report contained the Dunes Test's 'Conclusions'. Item number '1' on the Conclusions page stated that the ionization smoke detector would...

"...provide adequate life saving potential under most real residential fire conditions..."

Most fire industry officials accepted the report's conclusions and did not posses the necessary training to analyze the content of the report.  But Patton, a registered Fire Protection Engineer, knew something was wrong.  His engineering analysis of the Dunes Tests revealed that the Dunes Tests researchers had falsified the data - the Report's conclusions were inconsistent with the data contained within it!  To help understand why this report was falsified read: 'The Role of UL In America's Deadliest Fraud'

'N.I.S.T. Performance of Home Smoke Alarms' 2003 Report Analysis   -  Coming Soon

In 2003 the National Institute of Standards and Technology produced a report about domestic smoke alarms.   Despite numerous court cases, independent scientific studies and TV documentaries regarding the serious limitations of the ionization type smoke detector, this report is often used to justify the continued promotion of the ionization smoke alarm.

Analysis of this report exposes the ongoing falsification of ionization smoke alarm research and is a must read for all fire industry professionals.

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