Rawhide Fire Hose Blog

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 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 […]

A Brief History of Fire Hose

We’re all about fire hose here at Rawhide, but have you ever wondered what their history is? You should! Learning about how we went from ox gut to the power house double jacket attack hose is essential to understanding fire engineering and garners an appreciation for the inventors of the ages and those who risked […]

4 Types of Indian Pumps to Fight Forest and Brush Fires

  Designed to help firefighters battle forest, brush, grass and rubbish fires, the Indian pump provides consistent water flow without operator fatigue. Initially developed by The Fountainhead Group – D.B. Smith in 1920, the Indian water pump gave firefighters the mobility they needed to suppress fire fast. Indian backpack fire pumps have come a long […]

Indian Fire Pumps

Get Connected: Choosing the Right Fire Hose Fitting for the Job

What type of fitting do you need for your job? A reliable hose connection is critical when fighting fire. Understanding which fitting is appropriate for the job is the first step in selecting the correct fire hose connectors and adapters. Fire hose end connectors, commonly referred to as couplings, are made from cast brass or […]

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