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    boyzoi Guest
    say what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canis-Lupus View Post
    Posting a confirm on Sheldon's G2, with a 2-hr old 'Bull Crap' from my honey in Norfolk, U.K., school teacher with a X-train requirement to conduct regular fire drills in the facility she teaches at full of fire extinguishers.
    Original link states: "may be removed from flats/hi-rise towers," suspect reason is abuse or theft by yobbos who tamper, discharge 'em every time the Fire Brigade installs them. Not the kinds of hoods U want 2 frequent, lot of poor and doped out/drunk looking for agro 24/7 angry kids.
    Thats a trans-Atlantic confirm eyes-on report.

    Canis-Lupus
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    Well...yobs or not, I don't see that it's a great idea to remove fire extinguishers. Poor people in public housing deserve reasonable fire protection as much as anyone else. If there's a problem with teenagers taking them, there are measures that can be taken to mitigate theft and vandalism.

    It's a similar issue to trying to stop guns from being carried in public housing projects and ghettos in the US. The right to self-protection doesn't start at the middle class.
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

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