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The most used item in fighting fires is
While it is believed that the first types of fire hoses were made of ox gut in ancient Greece, the credit for first fire hose goes to Nicholas and Jan van der Heiden in 1672. Made in the Netherlands, this
Reducing Leaks, Improving Materials
In Philadelphia, 1808, volunteer firefighters felt like they needed to address the leaking problem even more. They added 20-30 metal rivets per
Today, hoses are manufactured in all kinds of designs, including single jacket, double jacket, rubber single jacket, and hard rubber non-collapsing types. They all have different purposes. Two primary forms of hoses are referred to as an attack hose. The main difference between the two is the size of their diameter, which is measured on the inside of the hose.
The first attack hose is 1 ¾" and the primary hose for house and vehicle fires. Its double jacket helps hold the water as it passes through at 275 psi maximum operating pressure. It is capable of delivering 140-200 gallons per minute, depending on the nozzle
The second attack hose is bigger at 2 ½" diameter. It is most commonly used for putting out fires in commercial buildings and in exterior fires because of its difficulty in fitting in tight spaces. While it
The next time you see a group of firefighters extinguishing a fire, realize there is so much more to fighting that fire than just pointing and shooting. They had to learn all about different
23 May 2015