Fire extinguishers... a fire 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.

- The Metro

If only this were a joke...


In WW1, pilots were not allowed to carry a parachute for fear they would cause unnecessary bailouts.

It makes sense: if we are told in our day that we should disarm, so as not to provoke anyone by trying to protect yourself, why not take our fire extinguishers away, since we might actually claim freedom to judge for ourselves whether we can utilize it effectively....which is a ghastly thought.

Many buildings have already removed fire hose cabinets for similar reasons, though fire hoses pose a serious physical danger to the user.