Hoselines & Water Appliances

The Firehouse.com Hoselines & Water Appliances product category is a collection of information, product listings and resources for researching various fire service and firefighter hoselines and water appliances, including fire attack and forestry hoseslines, water supply hose, LDH, nozzles, couplings, adapters and fittings, standpipes, dry hydrants truck-mounted and portable master streams options.
Matt Clark
Training Drills

Spot Your Distance: Fire Engine Company Daily Drill

Jan. 3, 2024
Alex Ferguson says learning and training on depth perception helps to make the correct attack line decision.
Safety & Health

Two NY Firefighters Injured During Hose Testing

Dec. 22, 2023
The Watertown firefighters were conducting hose testing when they were injured, with one being flown to a trauma center.
Joh Salka
Operations & Training

The Fire Scene: Attack Line Variables

Nov. 10, 2023
John Salka Jr. removes any possible confusion for first-in engine officers at a structure fire regarding pulling hose to attack the fire based on diameter and length.
Photos by Jonathan Hall
Knee walls range from 3 feet tall to chest height and often are found in the finished half-stories of dwellings. Half-stories might include a collar tie, which spans the rafters on opposing sides of the structure.
Operations & Training

Engine Essentials: Extinguishing Knee Wall Fires

Nov. 10, 2023
Jonathan Hall says the fire behavior and hazards of a residential fire that involves knee walls require particular approaches to size-up and fire attack to minimize risk to firefighters...
Photo by Jay Bradish
Operations & Training

Hot Shots 11/23

Nov. 10, 2023
Bradford City Fire Department (BCFD) firefighters were dispatched to an appliance fire in a residence.