BBC’s Show ‘Fake Britain’ is a TV programme in which the show’s hosts expose fraudsters and con artists.
In one of their episodes they had managed to find one faker who had been selling fake fire extinguishers!
When the authorities were given the alarm of this dangerous revelation, they uncovered the Halon gas in approximately 1000 extinguishers had either been diluted or contaminated.
BSI has released a draft publication of the BS 5306-8:2000 Fire Extinguishing Installation and Equipment on Premises, Part 8: Code of Practice for the Selection and Installation of Portable Fire Extinguishers for public comment. Comments should be made via BSI British Standards Draft Review System (DRS) http://drafts.bsigroup.com
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have commissioned a fire safety video featuring talking fire extinguishers to teach children about the importance of fire safety in the home and what to do in the event of a fire. The educational video will be available to fire services nationwide for use in schools and colleges.