#674: Camouflames

Fire extinguishers are plain ugly (beige, silver and red just don’t go together, let alone with anyone’s idea of decor). They need to be found and used by people whose first reaction is probably to panic and run away -hence the utilitarian colour coding.

Today’s invention is a generic cylindrical cover for extinguishers which can be decorated in exactly the same colours as the surrounding walls (using paint and or wallpaper).

When a fire is detected, by a smoke alarm mounted on each extinguisher, the springloaded covers are automatically shed, noisily highlighting where the firefighting equipment can be found.

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