Fire Hose in Kansas City

Fire Hose in Kansas City

A recent report on the Kansas City fire department contains the following paragraph regarding the amount and character of hose used in that departnnent : “All of the 2 1/2-inch hose is cotton, rubber-lined, of well-known brands, bought under the usual guarantees and tested yearly at about 200 pounds pressure. New hose is distributed among the companies near the center of the city and their hose given to the outlying companies where work is lighter. The majority of the wagons carry only 750 feet of hose, but five carry 900 feet and one carries 1,000 feet. An extra shift is kept in reserve at each station. Hose is changed on wagons only when wet or dirty.”

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