Fire Extinguisher

FIRE EXTINGUISHER #14 - DEN HAAG - 1995

A fire extinguisher affixed to an information board.

Haagse Courant

Translation:

MYSTERIOUS FIRE EXTINGUISHER

The Hague – All of a sudden it was there. A beautiful red fire extinguisher, attached
to an information board at the corner of Reigersburgenweg and Bezuidenhoutseweg.
Useful in case of a fire. Although....the fire extinguisher is thoroughly chained to one
of the posts of the information board. In case of fire you really need a saw to cut
it loose. Not so convenient. Our inquiry about the how and why of this incomprehensible
device has not yet lead to any insight. A spokesman for the fire department said: ‘We
didn’t put it there’. The community centre Mariahoeve: ‘No, we don’t know anything about
it, ask the local council’. They couldn’t tell us anything either. Chairman Roel questions
the usefulness of the device. ‘If it‘s not attached well, it will be gone straight away,
and if it is attached too well, you can’t use it. I don’t know either’.