National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: What Happens If We Just...

07/23/2009
The air line hose cap described in this week's featured report is a common sight on apparatus throughout the fire service. Many of the devices were fabricated in the fire department shop and in some cases on the fire station work bench. In addition, many were created when fire departments were using low pressure SCBA cylinders, and then carried over from rig to rig as the SCBA evolved to high pressure."...We have a modified hose cap set up to fill fire hose with compressed air so it can be used as a flotation device during water rescue or for a boom during a Haz-Mat response. During the daily vehicle/equipment checkout, 2 firefighters decided that they were going to test it to determine i...

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