Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/22/2018 to Fire Hose
The best fire hoses efficiently move water, and lots of it. But no two kinds of hose are exactly alike. Each is constructed with a specific purpose in mind, whether that’s moving water from a hydrant to a pump or enabling crews in a building to extinguish an active blaze. These purposes can impact less safety-driven uses of fire hose such as filling a pool, washing a parking lot, farm irrigation, or simply moving large volumes of water. In this guide we’ll cover basic types and features, the materials that separate the best hose from the worst, and what you need to do to keep the hose you’ve got fully functional.