...........but I swear it's true.
Locally there is a small block of self contained flats designed for elderly and disabled people, all living pretty independent lives. In the communal corridors on both floors there were about 6 fire extinguishers for obvious reasons, fire, extinguisher, put fire out.
Some looney from either the fire authority or the council has now had all these extinguishers removed on the grounds of health and safety. You may need to read that twice. They've removed the fire extinguishers on the grounds of health and safety.
Apparently the reason being that the residents haven't been trained to use the fire extinguishers, might not read the instructions and so use it on the wrong kind of fire.