Starting a discussion for pros and cons of 100 and 50 foot attack hose. Mainly, are there any benefits of 100 foot lengths? My department bought 100 foot lengths and everyone hates it... Dangerous…Continue
"As I said from the beginning, I'm looking for a discussion. Pros and cons. I appreciate Don chiming in and I respect him bowing out. 100' lengths of 1.75",2.5 and 3" have their plus and minus. I feel rolling these lengths and…"
"How much more experience do you want? I have over a decade using 100 foot sections of 2 inch, 3 inch, and 5 inch. No department I have been on has had an occurrence of a back injury due to the longer hose lengths. Most often the 3…"
"Haven't left, just waiting for replies from people with more hands on experience with 100 foot lengths. The heaviness I was speaking of is that 100 feet of hose rolled up is heavier than 50 feet. And my department is actually cutting them down…"
Starting a discussion for pros and cons of 100 and 50 foot attack hose. Mainly, are there any benefits of 100 foot lengths? My department bought 100 foot lengths and everyone hates it... Dangerous and super heavy. Just trying to get others opinions and see if there is any benefit at all to having 100ft. Thanks in advance.
"Andrew, just screams back injury? Do you use 4 or 5 inch hose because even a 50 foot length of that will weigh more than 100 feet of 2 1/2. The weight of 2 1/2 inch hose varies from around .40 to .55 per foot. Meaning a 100 foot length weighs…"
"Just heavier to roll, we have it in 2 1/2 and it just screams back injury. Dangerous because if you get lost and use the hose to orient...it will take you a lot longer to figure out you're going the wrong way by feel of the coupling."
"Dangerous and super heavy? Are you kidding? A 100 foot section of hose weights less than 2 - 50s because of 1 less set of couplings.The benefits are it is cheaper than 2 - 50 foot lengths and there is one less set of couplings to snag on…"
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Andrew. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.Chief William Sharp- RetiredBrookings Fire / RescueLiving in Alaska"
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Andrew. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in Alaska