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#62 - What is an Underwriters Playpipe and What is it Used For?

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 5/5/2017 to Fire Hose
This article explores the history of the Underwriters Playpipe and its significance, uses, types, and benefits. 

#60 - Double Jacket Fire Hose Comparison: 2 inch Fire Hose vs. 1¾ inch vs. 1½ inch:

Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 12/16/2016 to Fire Hose
A comprehensive guide to the three main double jacket fire hose sizes used as attack line hose: 2 inch, 1.75 inch, and 1.5 inch.

#51 - What is a Hydrant Pressure Test?

Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 6/24/2016 to Fire Hose
Hydrant pressure tests ensure a city's water distribution and fire hydrants are in working condition and up to code. They determine the pressure and rate of flow at any point in a city's water distribution system. 

#21 - Useful Life of Fire Hose: Is It Time To Replace?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 9/10/2013 to Fire Hose
Identifying the useful life of fire hose requires navigating OSHA and NFPA guidelines and ultimately determining what is best for your business or department. This blog points you in the right direction.

#8 - Proper cleaning, use, storage, testing, and inspection of fire hose

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/7/2013 to Fire Hose
Learn a broad overview concerning the proper cleaning, use, storage, testing, and inspection of fire hose.

#7 - Buying Superior fire hose from QRFS: advantages, disadvantages, and price comparisons

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/5/2013 to Advantages of QRFS
Advantages and disadvantages of buying fire hose, and more specifically Superior Fire Hose, from QRFS. Includes price comparisons!