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3 Great Resources for Understanding Fire Hoses & Equipment

When it comes to fire hoses and fire hose materials, a lot of questions come up. That’s understandable because there’s a lot to consider. After all, the last thing you want to do is buy the wrong part, the wrong hose or something that isn’t going to be up to code. When it comes to […]

How to Develop a Fire Department Community Outreach Plan

One of the best ways a fire department can promote fire prevention and safety is by building a wonderful relationship with its community. Many fire departments do a great job of community outreach and education, and the result is a special partnership with the schools, the businesses and the neighborhoods they serve every day. And that […]

Why You Should Attend Wayne County Fire Education Classes

If you’re a firefighter, EMT or inspector, and you’re in need of continuing education or training, we have a great weekend we highly recommend you take part in. Every year the Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association puts on a fantastic weekend of continuing education training for firefighters and EMTs. This year, the 62nd annual […]

Defining ‘Made in the USA’ for Fire Hose & Equipment

When a company puts the “Made in the USA” label on its products, that’s an important claim. In the eyes of consumers, it plays on patriotic emotions in a big way — as it should! However, it is very important that any company that makes that claim doesn’t do so lightly. According to the Federal […]

Developing a Top-Notch Firefighting Training Facility

The Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association is a great example of what can happen when a group of like-minded individuals come together for the same goals. From its inception in Apple Creek, Ohio, in 1939, the WCFRA has grown into a fantastic firefighting association, now located in Wooster, Ohio. The WFCRA’s goals are: To […]

5 Non-Traditional Uses for Fire Hoses

When you think of fire hoses, do you think of versatility? Many people may be under the impression there’s only one thing to do with fire hoses and fire hose products: Fight fires. And while that’s absolutely their main job, a lot of creative people have come up with some really interesting non-traditional uses for fire […]

Fire Hose Fittings: Couplings and Threading

Quick question: Do you know the differences between NH (NST), NPT, and NPSH (IPT) when it comes to fire hose threading? If you aren’t familiar with different types of fire hose fittings and couplings, these questions can be pretty confusing. Not understanding these differences can lead to mismatched parts, which leads to loss of money […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Fire Hose Care and Maintenance

How often are you replacing your fire hoses? A year or two? Less? More? It’s important to understand the proper care for fire hoses or else you may be very well cutting down on the lifespan of the product(s) you are investing in. Taking good care of your fire hoses can go a long way […]