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Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Slightly off topic, but...

A soaked towel or fire blanket can make a lot of sense in the galley.

Water, unless fuel, 110v, or electroninics are involved, is effective and available. And the electroninics are going to be toast with the dry chemical hits them anyway.

And a lot of other contingencies.

Not sayin' you don't want to have the extinguishers, just sayin' that when they fail (or fail to finish the job--they generally only give a few bursts) you should quickly move on to plan b. I've had to deal with a few incipient fires in refineries over the years, and the key is clear thinking and rapid addaptation of the plan to the situation.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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