Friday, August 20, 2010

Fire Extinguishers

Do you know what is in a fire extinguisher? Do you know how far that stuff can go?

Today we were gathering fire extinguishers at the armory when the soldier I was working with accidentally set one off. Oh my.....that fine powder can

Needless to say, we spent a long time trying to sweep that fine, powdery substance up off the armory floor. Just regular sweeping wasn't working. Out Sergeant suggested spraying the brooms with some dust stuff he had. We sprayed it on the brooms and were finally able to get the stuff up.

Uh, the armory now smells like Pledge. If you take your shoes off you could slide around in your socks. I think we may be back in a short period of time mopping that floor with ammonia or something to take the "slide" out of the concrete.

That was the sum of my day. Now I am sick so to bed I go.


  1. Oh no! I knocked one off the wall in my high school days working at a store. They were amused but it wasn't on purpose.

  2. Wow, I can imagine the mess it would make in a store!