"That completely eliminates the possibility of inspecting the side of the hose loop with the highest pressure and the highest probability of failure during use.
Out of interest Ben, good point, but I haven't heard of any failures of hoses. Is…"
You're touting a sales pitch, not that "true and complete evaluation" that you talked about earlier.
Who sells a lot of tools is based on a sales pitch, period. Anyone that asks me to buy tools based on popularity is in fact,…"
"Departments with handheld saws should look at the Safety Blade. It's been tested on car doors, bulletproof glass, hockey puck locks and security gates, and it cuts like a champ on each.
The New York Fire Department's Squad 61 used a…"
"Very Little experience with hydraulic hose - just 28 years.
If you did your homework?
Why is Holmatro the number 1 selling tool on the planet?
There not the cheapest! In fact they are the most expensive.
Bargain-NO Quality/Value-YES facts don't…"
"You apparently have very little experience with hydraulic rescue tool hoses. They can fail from repeated wear in the fibers in the hose wrap, they can fail from bends at the coupling swaging, they can fail from materials defects, and they can fail…"
"If the Holmatro High pressure line were to break it would break in-side the low pressure line - preventing anybody from being hurt. If you want to inspect it you can simply remove the coupling and take out the high pressure line. But if you have no…"
"We looked at the Holmatro CORE system but eliminated it as an option early in the selection process.
The problem is that the CORE system still has two hoses - Holmatro just buries the power hose inside the larger-diameter return hose. That…"
"Has any one used the New Halmatro tools with CORE technology? Played with it a bit but have got to try it on any high strenght stuff. The Cutters are rated at 205,000 psi so i would think it would be cable of it. We run the older version on Halmatro…"
Diamond Resorts International-Chief Fire and Safety Inspector
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Past Fire Chief Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana
Past Fire Chief Champion Township, Warren, Ohio
Past Fire Chief Scott Township, Evansville, Indiana
Past Asst. Fire Chief, Winona, Minnesota
Past Fire Prevention Specialist, Vineland, New Jersey
Past Firefighter/Driver, Marmora, New Jersey
Firefighter 2, EMT-B, Fire Officer, Fire Inspector 2, Fire Instructor 2/3, Haz. Mat Operations, Fire Investigator, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800, Fire Protection Specialist, High-Angle, Confined Space, Cold Water rescue, EVOC, Safety Officer and Driver Operator.
Devoted to the fire and rescue service. Involved in firefighter training for many years and have trained hundreds of firefighters. Many of these firefighters have gone onto become Chief Officer's. Been very satisfying to have been a part in so many firefighter's careers.
Corporate Chief Fire and Life Safety Inspector
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
3rd generation firefighter. Devoted to help my community, to serve those in need, to assist others during disasters and emergencies.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Grew up in the family of firefighters.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staying safe with the new lightweight construction, faster developing intense fires, accountability, retention in the fire service, education for promotion and college degree programs.
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Hi there Lewis; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
Lewis, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.