Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More from The British are losing their minds file

After banning guns, banning swords and thinking of banning all sharp pointy objects, the Brits now propose to ban - Fire Extinguishers.

Yes, Really.

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.
Dorset Fire and Rescue defended the move, saying: 'Obviously, in some cases, an extinguisher could come in useful but, with new building regulations, every escape route should be completely fireproof.'

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents backed their removal because different extinguishers should be used on different types of fire.
Inflammable Albion, we hardly knew ye.

hat tip - Commenters Joanna and Fast Richard at Tam's blog.

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