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 process.
Firefighter Hose for Municipal Use
Used to carry water or other fire retardants such as foam, municipal fire hose falls under three main categories, including jacketed hose, rubber-covered hose, and fire engine booster hose. Firefighter hose with a diameter larger than 3.5 inches is considered Large Diameter Hose, or LDH. This low-pressure hose allows for a bigger flow of water and is the firefighter hose of choice for many fire departments in the United States.
Industrial Washdown Firefighter Hose
Hose used for industrial washdown purposes in a warehouse or factory setting needs to be lightweight for easy handling, which often means a single jacket construction and smaller diameter. Other considerations include durability and mold and mildew resistance, which allows you to roll the hose for storage while wet.
No matter what size or diameter you need, we have the type of fire hose you need for departmental or industrial applications. Same-day shipping on most orders, with delivery in as little as one day.