In the comments section of WaronGuns, a blog operated by Gun rights Examiner David Codrea , Commenter Vinnie posted a link to an article from metro.co.uk Extinguishers banned as a fire safety hazard.
Fire extinguishers could be removed from communal areas in flats throughout the country because they are a safety hazard, it has emerged.
The life-saving devices encourage untrained people to fight a fire rather than leave the building, risk assessors in Bournemouth decided.
Wait, What? Yep, REMOVE the FIRE EXTINGUISHERS because people are too stupid to operate one.
I've got a couple of fire extinguishers in my home and shop. A fire extinguisher comes as standard equipment with my agency issued car and I even put one in my truck. Do I expect a fire? Nope, but I've got some just in case.
When I was a young man, I kept a fire extinguisher in my car and actually had the occasion to use it one time while stuck in traffic. A car near me caught on fire. I was able to extinguish the fire with the (Oh Snap, that why they're called fire extinguishers) with no training. Instructions are clearly marked on the canister. I just looked at the one in the kitchen and yep, still has the picture. Point hose at fire, pull lever and spray.
Back to the crazy:
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents backed their removal because different extinguishers should be used on different types of fire.
Here's a tip Dumbasses, put ABC extinguishers in every location and you won't have to worry about the wrong extinguisher being used, or better yet, have a little FAITH in YOUR CITIZENS oh, I mean subjects.
But Mike Edwards, who lives in one of the blocks, said he was 'absolutely staggered' that risk experts thought it a safe decision.
'They are worried we will point them in the wrong direction or use the wrong extinguishers,' he said. 'But if you are trapped in a burning building, you will work out how to use one.'
Mike Edwards should run for King.
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