Storing your fire hose
How do you store a fire hose?
Storing your fire hose
- Hoses should be stored in a clean, properly ventilated area, away from direct sunlight.
- Before placing them in storage, thoroughly drain all hoses to prevent mold or mildew from accumulating.
How much clearance do you need around a fire hose?
Hose reels should only be connected to a dedicated fire line, not the water mains. Should be a minimum of 100mm clearance around all points of hose drum. Valve height should be between 900mm & 1100mm from floor level. Valve must incorporate an interlock for nozzle.
What is the shelf life of fire hose?
In-service hose designed for occupant use only shall be removed and service tested as specified in Section 4.8 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after the date of manufacture and every 3 years thereafter.
Where should a fire hose reel be located?
Fire hose reels must be located adjacent to an internal fire hydrant (other than one within a fire-isolated exit), except that a fire hose reel need not be located adjacent to every fire hydrant, provided system coverage can be achieved.
What is fire hose rack?
It is a steel box mounted at any place for firefighting convenience, with simple installation, light weight and small occupation. Fire cabinets also help to protect the equipment inside from dirt and rubbish.
When storing hose in racks you should?
To prevent damage to hose when storing it in racks, the hose should be: d. rolled with the male coupling inside the roll.
How often do you service a fire hose reel?
Fire Hose Reels need to be tested every 6 months and certified every 12 months.
Is it illegal for fire hose reels be used for wash down purposes?
USE OF FIRE HOSE REELS Ensure that fire hoses are not used for wash down. Not only do these hoses use large volumes of water, use of the hose for a non-fire fighting purpose is illegal and large on the spot fines apply.
How often should fire hose reels be replaced?
Fire Hose reels if maintained and looked after can last up to 10 years before needing replacement. When fire hose reels are tested 6 monthly we are checking for presence of water and to ensure that it has the correct flow rate of 0.33 Litres per second (OR 1 litre in 3 seconds).
What is the height of fire hose cabinet?
where they are clearly visible and readily accessible.” Hose stations must be placed between three and five feet above the floor, as measured from the floor to the center of the hose valve (NFPA 14, sections 7.3. 1.1 – 7.3.
What should be done to prevent damage when drying fire hose in hose towers or on racks select one?
When hose has been exposed to small amounts of oil it should be washed with?
When hose has been exposed to small amounts of oil, it should be washed with: mild soap or detergent. The two most common causes of hose damage are: excessive pressure and water hammers.
Does a fire hose reel have to be red?
A fire hose reel should not be located such that it is required to take the hose through a fire or smoke door to fight a fire. Fire hose reels need to be clearly marked with white letters on a red sign located 2m or more above the floor.
What does Rs stand for in a fire department?
Before we answer the question, a little background: SLICE-RS is an acronym that outlines the latest firefighting tactics. It stands for Size-up, Locate the fire, Isolate the flow path, Cool from a safe distance, Extinguish, Rescue and Salvage at any time in the process.
What does AOR stand for firefighter?
AOR. Area of Rescue (Assistance; area for emergency personnel find people of limited mobility in a building)
How to access storage on fire?
Install MicroSD Card Fire HD. Installing a microSD card on the Fire HD 10 is a straight-forward process.
How do you rig a fire hose?
Color-code your hoses. Fire hoses are available in different colors.
How to use a fire hose reel to extinguish fire?
Always ensure the water is turned on before attempting to put out a fire,as there is a stopcock at the base of the hose reel
How to use hose pipe during fire?
Bag. Any bag will do; something that can be carried easily,preferably with a shoulder strap.