How much water is needed to charge a fire hose?

Answer According to Chapter 3.2 of Fire fighter math, the volume of a fire hose is determined by first using the formula for the volume of a cylinder: V=pi(3.14)x radius (half of hose diameter)^2 x hose l... Read More »

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What is the weight of a fire hose?

The weight of a fire hose varies by the size of the actual hose. A fire hose without water can weigh from 30 to 98.5 lbs per 100 feet. Weight of a fire hose, including water, ranges from 110 lbs. t... Read More »

Where was the first fire hose created?

According to fire historian Paul Hashagan, the invention of the modern fire hose is credited to Jan van der Heiden, and his son, Nicholaas. In 1673, van der Heiden created a hose from 50-foot lengt... Read More »

What is the carrying capacity of a fire hose?

Carry capacity for a fire hose ranges from 100 gallons per minute (GPM) all the way up to 1,000 gallons per minute. The carrying capacity is dependent upon the diameter of the hose. Larger diameter... Read More »

How much does a charged fire hose weigh?

The typical fire attack hose is 1.5 inches (in diameter). Each fifty-foot section, with couplings, weighs about 16 pounds dry.A fifty foot section of hose holds 4.59 gallons of water. Water weighs ... Read More »