Liability issues cause corporations to implement all kinds of stupid policies. Although we have fire extinguishers all over the place, our company policy is to exit the building in case of a fire because we are not trained in fire fighting. Even if it is a small trash can fire, we are to ignore it and leave. I assume they are covering their rear so that they are protected if I get burned putting out a fire. If a fire breaks out in my area, I'm putting it out and I'll let the chips fall.