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Category: Fire Trivia Friday

A History of Office Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers in UK office buildings date back to the 19th century, and whilst it’s near impossible to identify the precise moment where the first fire extinguisher was designed for office use, there is still a deep history to how and where fire safety regulations came into place.

Xerox 914 Photocopier

Launched in 1959 by Haloid Xerox, Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier. Easy to understand, yet enjoyable and interesting to use and handle, the photocopier was also economical – making up to 100,000 copies per month. However, all wasn’t as it seemed for Xerox, with a very dark problem afoot.

Wasabi Fire Detection

Don’t like the smell of wasabi? Us either, and Japanese research teams have used this to their advantage by making wasabi-smelling fire alarms.