Fire Hose Articles

  1. #137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs

    #137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs
    Fire hoses are made with a specific use in mind, so it’s important to know the difference between them – including their materials and pressure tolerances – before making a purchase. Whether you are a firefighter or you simply need new hose for a standpipe system, this article outlines which one is right for the job.
  2. #98 - Fire Hose Spray Nozzles: How They Work and How To Choose One

    #98 - Fire Hose Spray Nozzles: How They Work and How To Choose One
    Our previous blog looked at fire hose, covering what you need to know when purchasing or maintaining them. But it’s the nozzles at the end of each fire hose that make it possible for firefighters to safely and thoroughly extinguish a blaze. This post covers fire hose nozzles, thread types, cleaning, and maintenance so you can be sure that you are using the correct nozzle for the job, and that it is ready to go.
  3. #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose

    #97 - Attack Line and Supply Hose: How to Source the Best Fire Hose
    The best fire hoses efficiently move water, and lots of it. But no two kinds of hose are exactly alike. 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.
  4. #82 - Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!

    In this article, we dive into thread standards and thread sizing. Travel back into history to gain a better understanding of thread sizes, learn what standards are used today, and find out what solutions are available to ensure you get the right threads for your fire protection job.
  5. #62 - What is an Underwriters Playpipe and What is it Used For?

    This article explores the history of the Underwriters Playpipe and its significance, uses, types, and benefits.
  6. #60 - Double Jacket Fire Hose Comparison: 2 inch Fire Hose vs. 1¾ inch vs. 1½ inch

    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.
  7. #21 - Useful Life of Fire Hose: Is It Time To Replace?

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

    Learn a broad overview concerning the proper cleaning, use, storage, testing, and inspection of fire hose.
  9. #7 - Buying Superior fire hose from QRFS: advantages, disadvantages, and price comparisons

    Advantages and disadvantages of buying fire hose, and more specifically Superior Fire Hose, from QRFS. Includes price comparisons!

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