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What Size of Firefighter Hose Do I Need?

Choosing firefighter hose size and diameter depends largely on your use case. Does your department fight fire in municipal settings such as single-family homes, high-rise structures or warehouse facilities? Or, do you need firefighter hose rolls for industrial washdown use in a factory? The answer to those questions will help you narrow down the selection […]

When Low-Pressure Fire Hose Is Applicable

Different types of fire scenarios call for different types of fire hoses to put out flames quickly and efficiently. Your main goal as a firefighter, whether in a municipal, rural or industrial setting, is to extinguish the fire, as well as ensure the safety of others. In this post, we’ll look at uses for low-pressure […]

3 Unique Uses for Marine Water Hoses

Marine hoses are typically used for fire hose washdown pump applications in aquatic, fresh and saltwater, situations that would require adherence to United States Coast Guard (USCG) standards and specifications. This woven 1-1/2” single or double jacket fire hose features brass couplings, which are designed to resist corrosion in harsh boating environments. It may be any standard […]

Choosing the Right Fire Hose Material for Your Application

Fire hose can be classified in different ways, based on such criteria as fire hose material, thickness and method of construction. We offer several types of firehose made with various materials and having specific characteristics. The basic types are single jacket, double jacket and rubber-covered lay-flat, but these are sometimes combined to create hoses for […]

Double Jacket Fabric Fire Hose

Why Surplus Fire Hose May Be Losing You Money

The term surplus fire hose can have several meanings. Most commonly, people and suppliers use it to refer to used fire hose. Where does the used or surplus fire hose on the market come from? Many large cities, with bigger budgets, replace their fire hose on a more regular basis. While still in service, fire […]

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Pure Profit

What if you could buy fire hose with no upfront costs? This is how it works:   Your customer places an order for fire hose with you. You order from Rawhide Fire Hose. Rawhide Fire Hose ships you order. Better yet, we ship it direct to your customer, using your packing list on a blind […]

The Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire How a city rose from the ashes and changed fire codes for the better   On October 8th, 1871 the city of Chicago was devoured by one of the worst fires in U.S. history. At the time, the city boasted a population of nearly 30,000, a figure that would triple a […]

What Does Rawhide Fire Hose Do?

Since 1976, Rawhide Fire Hose has served as a bellows to smooth out the ever-changing lead times from the manufacturers. Manufacturers sell to us and customers buy from us, yet they really do not understand our function in the marketplace. Fire hose supply is cyclical in that there is either not enough or too much […]

Durable, High-Performance 4, 5 & 6 Inch Fire Supply Hose

Our durable fire supply hoses offer the superior construction needed to fight fires in a variety of settings, including industrial environments. All of our premium-quality, rugged–yet lightweight–fire supply hose meets or exceeds NFPA specifications and, most importantly, meets Rawhide’s standards for excellence—there really is no better brand. Our TH-SUPPLY hoses are available in the following […]

Firefighting Equipment Supplier

From fire trucks to rescue vehicles to tankers, firefighting equipment supplies have to be built tough to deliver during a fire scenario. Just as professional firefighters rely on quality protective gear, they also need to know that new firefighting equipment such as fire hoses, fire hose nozzles, and portable fire pumps will perform when they […]