Fires don’t have labels!
This article refers to my difficulties with the current thinking around fire extinguishers. Perhaps it’s just me, but even after 35 years’ service in the Fire and Rescue Service, I still find the whole issue of fire extinguishers and fire classification really confusing. More recently I have had a little more time on my hands and have reflected on why are fire extinguishers such a complicated and bureaucratic mess? I am a great believer in the role of history in creating complicated systems, and usually the Romans are at least one of the culprits- at least in urban legend.« Return to overview