The Evolution of Fire Hose

The Evolution of Fire Hose

Fire hose has evolved greatly since it was first invented in 1898. In fact, today’s fire hose is up to 30 percent lighter in weight compared to earlier versions.

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association details the many notable changes of fire hose in its newly published whitepaper, including the advancement from leather and cotton-jacketed hoses to fabric-reinforced fire hose.

Download the whitepaper to learn more about the many benefits of modern fire hose fire hose and more, including:

  • Technological advancements
  • Changes to couplings
  • Wildland forest fire hose
  • Occupant-use/rack hose

The whitepaper also contains a review of the rigorous fire hose standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Factory Mutual Global (FM) and UL.


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