HC Deb 07 November 1940 vol 365 cc1467-8W
Major Milner

asked the Home Secretary whether, particularly in order to avoid misunderstanding in those buildings where soda acid extinguishers are already fixed, he will make it clear that though it is believed the stirrup hand-pump is generally more effective the use of such soda acid extinguishers is entirely approved especially where two or more are available?

Mr. H. Morrison

For the benefit of those who have installed chemical fire extinguishers permission has recently been given to the Fire Extinguisher Trades Association to issue a memorandum about the use of soda acid and water and carbon dioxide extinguishers on incendiary bombs and resulting fires. Arrangements are also being made for the manufacturers to attach to soda acid and water and carbon dioxide extinguishers authorised labels stating in what circumstances the extinguishers may safely be used on incendiary bombs.

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