The standard Navy fire hose is a double jacketed,
synthetic fiber with a rubber or similar elastomeric
lining. The outer jacket is impregnated to increase wear
The impregnating material contains an
orange colored pigmentation for easy identification.
Navy fire hose comes in 50-foot lengths and has a
maximum operating pressure of 270 psi.
hose handling occurs between 90 and 150 psi. Pressure
above 150 psi is hazardous because excessive nozzle
reaction force may result in loss of nozzle control.
Noncollapsible rubber hose for the AFFF hose reel
system is available in 3/4-inch and 1 1/2 inch size. The
length of these hoses varies in size depending upon
application and location.
A fire fighter's tool kit should contain the following
· Large claw tool; small claw tool
· Parachute knife
· Pliers; screwdriver
· Hacksaw; metal saw
· Carpenter's hammer; maul
· Bolt cutters
· Notched ax
NAVAIRSYSCOM developed what is called an
aircraft tool kit (fig. 12-7) for crash trucks. The station
fire chief must ensure that one of these kits is carried on
Figure 12-7.Crash rescue tool kit.