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Old 08-02-2012, 08:28 PM
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Old fire hoses go out of service for various reasons but the predominant reason is they no longer meet [stringent] NFPA standards due to "quality" concerns. A fire hose that's been placed out of service may look great on the surface but you [and I] have no idea what it looks like on the inside.... hence placing a huge question mark on it's longevity among many other areas. I would never use an old firehose for towing purposes. Old, retired fire hoses make great wall cushionings for anti-dings on apparatus' doors at the firehouse, excellent extension ladder footpads/heels/spurs and outstanding plyometric and/or calisthentic accessories for getting is shape. But an out-of-service fire hose should NEVER be used for towing purposes.

Yes, the firefighters will thank you for taking them off their hands as they do nothing more than take up room in an all-ready cluttered firehouse; but next time tell him why you want it [as a recovery strap]. He'll take it right back off you for, if nothing else, liability reasons.... at least he should.

Oh, and I'm a career firefighter.

Anyone else have any other recommendations?
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