Rawhide Fire Hose Blog

Ways to Prevent Fire Hose Friction Loss

Getting water flow right is a crucial component when fighting fires, and it’s the key responsibility of the pump operator. However, determining the pump discharge pressure for each line requires the operator to know the gallons per minute (gpm) flow, which will be determined by the selected nozzle. Then the hose size and length must […]

How to Choose the Right Types of Coupling: A Checklist

For your fire hose to work properly, you need the right coupling fitting. A coupling is a connector that joins one length of hose to another. It can also be used to connect hose to a tap or other water source. If your fire hose coupling parts are mismatched, it can lead to loss of […]

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 Best Fire Hose Type

Quality Fire Hoses, Shipped Fast At Rawhide Fire Hose, we’re proud to support firefighters around the world with the fire hose products and accessories they need to keep people safe. Whether you’re searching for a single firehose or outfitting an entire platoon, you can find it at Rawhide. Always quality. Always free, same-day shipping. What […]

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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 Surplus or Used Fire Hose for Sale Come From? Many large cities, with bigger budgets, replace their fire hose on a more regular basis. While still in service, fire hose […]

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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 (no […]

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 […]