Just had a man call at the house asking to inspect our 'fire extinguisher'. I went to get the one we have and my husband asked what I was doing, he then went out to speak to the man. He asked if it was a new law that private homes must have an extinguisher. The man said it was 'obligatoire' so he asked to see identification and was he a Pompier. When he opened the back of his van it was full of brand new extinguishers. He showed my husband his business card and repeated that we must comply but by now my husband was losing his patience and asked to see 'official documentation' prescribing the law but he could not produce it. My husband does not take prisoners and told him ' d'obtenir sur vélo et foutre le camp' (he won’t tell me what that means but I can guess). The guy left very quickly.
Just to clarify, is this a law in France are were we about to be scammed?