Fire Hose Articles

  1. #204 – Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings: The Definitive Guide

    #204 – Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings: The Definitive Guide
    They're some of the smallest items on a fire engine—but they help firefighters make the most of other equipment. Get a quick handle on today's fire hose fittings & adapters with this definitive guide from QRFS.
  2. #195 – Fire Hose Liners and Jackets Work Together to Move Water and Fight Fires

    #195 – Fire Hose Liners and Jackets Work Together to Move Water and Fight Fires
    QRFS explains the evolution of the modern fire hose, explaining how fire hose liners and jackets were developed to resist abrasion, weathering, and pressure to reliably fight fires.
  3. #158 – Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections: Adapters or Integral Storz?

    #158 – Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections: Adapters or Integral Storz?
    Quick-connecting Storz couplings can simplify the task facing firefighters and significantly reduce the time required to connect fire hoses to fire hydrants and fire department connections. QRFS looks at the benefits and drawbacks of three products designed to make these devices Storz-ready: removable Storz adapters, permanent Storz adapters, and integral fire hydrant Storz connections.
  4. #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.
  5. #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
    The right fire hose spray nozzle can quickly extinguish or control a fire. The wrong type can be ineffective, hard to control, or even harmful. QRFS looks at fire hose nozzles, thread types, cleaning, and maintenance to help you choose the right nozzle for the task at hand.
  6. #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, QRFS looks at the basic types and features of fire hose, 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.
  7. #82 - Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!

    #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.
  8. #62 - What is an Underwriters Playpipe and What is it Used For?

    #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.
  9. #60 - Double Jacket Fire Hose Comparison: 2 inch Fire Hose vs. 1¾ inch vs. 1½ inch

    #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.
  10. #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.

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