Fire extinguishers are everywhere, in public buildings, apartment blocks, and in all of our workplaces. Fire extinguishers have become part of the general backdrop of modern society. The BC Fire Code indicates specific requirements for the number and placements of extinguishers. In the workplace, fire extinguishers are tools and every worker who might be required to use one has to be trained in the safe operation of fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are also a very good piece of safety equipment to have in the home, in a car and on a boat where they may be required by Canadian boating legislation.