Smoldering fires develop slowly. A photoelectric smoke alarm can be minutes faster than an ionization smoke alarm in responding to a smoldering fire. Regardless of the type of smoke alarm, as soon as the smoke alarm sounds, leave the home as fast as possible.
What Alarms to Get
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS recommends a combination smoke alarm - photoelectric/ionization alarm for your family's protection. Today's fires are quick-developing. This type of alarm can detect smoke quicker and give you time to escape. Make sure your family has a fire escape plan, with two ways out, and an outside meeting place. If trapped, close the bedroom door and signal at the window for help.