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    Default How do you mark your fire hose?

    just as the thread asks, how do you mark your firhouse. we are revamping the way we account for hose. we started out trying to use a sharpie, but did not work well. We were going to look for some type of sticker, or thermal printer, has anybody stickers on the couplings with succes?

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    We use a handheld engraver on the coupling.

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    same here, engraved on coupling is an inventory #..the actual hose is spray painted company # with a stencil
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    Same here, company name L.F.C. Sta 32.

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    Ours has the number of the length of hose (an inventory number, I guess) stamped into the coupling. The company it's assigned to is on the hose itself in stenciled spray paint.

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    Big, black serial number in permanent marker near female coupling. No problems.
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    Spray painted on with a stencil. Markings are redone every year during hose testing.
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    We have color codes for the equipment from each company, ours being yellow. With that, all of our house has weatherproof yellow tape around the couplings. Permanant marker is good until the hose gets real dirty. I still feel engraving is the best method.

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    i pee on it.










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    we do the same thing

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    Spray painted on with a stencil. Markings are redone every year during hose testing.

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    Electrical tape. New color every year. Also we use a sharpie to number them.
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    When buying NEW hose have the manufactuer stencil it for you.

    Otherwise big ol' sharpie works
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    We use a stencil w/ paint pens.

    Our number system is vehicle , year the hose was put in service, inventory 3 for that vehicle.

    So, for the 8th length of hose on Engine 3, put in service in 2005 it would look like

    3 - 05 - 8

    This stencil goes near the female coupling. When we roll hose we always roll so the numbers are out.

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    Color coded per rig, stamped with a number code and put into inventory system upon delivery. It's alot easier stamping the numbers in the station right away, then when its laying on the ground after use. The key is not getting behind in this job.

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    Stencil and Spray Paint thats about it. Every fire department in the county is assigned a color and ours is green so on our newer hoses the couplings are green and use green spray paint to lable the hose

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    Sharpie Marker with the year in service and then the number purchased. So it looks like 07-134 (Year in service 2007, 134th length of hose purchased).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geinandputitout View Post
    Sharpie Marker with the year in service and then the number purchased. So it looks like 07-134 (Year in service 2007, 134th length of hose purchased).
    Same thing-we also mark the couplings with a colored paint pen to show they passed the annual hose test. Different color paint every year.

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    big fat Sharpie at the female end of the hose, with "AFD" and inventory number. Plus we run a line around the coupling so we can tell if it's pulling apart or not. We re-trace the numbers and lines each time we hose test every year.
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    All of our hose is marked with the manufacturer date and our station #. We have a system for all our hand tools. Our station color is blue and then each truck has a color, Yellow, green, or purples. Every item on the truck is marked with electrical team, the blue for the station and the other color for the truck. (For ex. on an ax it's at the top of the handle.) This way at a fire or large incident we don't loose any equipment. Works great!

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    . . .Company and length number. . . Engine 22..length #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    . . .Company and length number. . . Engine 22..length #23
    Len, you better call up nyckftbl quick if you want to save the rest of your hose!


    Oh, and I forgot - we are ordering our new hose with color-coded (by apparatus), numbered (engraved, by length) couplings. E.g. Engine 3 (yellow fittings) has 200' of green hose, with yellow couplings, lengths numbered 1-4. Same thing with orange hose, tan hose, etc.
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    Hey Blitz, if someones color blind do they go to a truck?

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    We use two solid black lines spraypainted on. Every dept uses the same idea, but different markings.
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    Like a few above me, pray paint with a stencil that says JFD. It works.

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