All You Need to Know About Fire Hose Reels Adelaide

13/11/2012 10:08

Fire hose reels Adelaide products are significant parts of your average building’s fire safety toolkit.  They are crucial delivery vehicles for fire-extinguishing agents when fires have spread to different parts of a building already or in areas that are difficult to access.  They are also extremely useful once the fire extinguishers have run out—note that most fire extinguishers have only about 10 seconds of full-blast and continuous fire-extinguishing ability in them—and the fire-fighting has to rely on water-power to smother the flames.  It is useful to note, however, that fire hose reels are not used in order to deliver water alone to a fire site: they are also sometimes hooked up by firemen to chemical extinguisher pumps that use wet chemicals to kill the flames instead.

Fire hose reels Adelaide models—and all other fire hoses around the world, for that matter—were developed for the above mentioned reasons, simplifying firefighting efforts and also evading at least two of the major issues people have when dealing with flames.  First, fire hoses make it unnecessary to do the traditional bucket-passing or bucket-carrying method that used to be par for the course with firefighting, bringing down the amount of labour involved in putting out widespread fires or ones affecting several levels of an edifice.  Second, they also introduced a far more accurate method of directing extinguishing agents to fuel bases for the flames, as the hose allowed easier aiming.
There are many types of fire hose reels Adelaide models now available, from the old fabric-covered flexible types to the modern rubber-covered hoses.  The old versions were the fabric-covered and lightweight ones (which are still sometimes used in forestry fire applications, by the way, due to their lightness), which could be susceptible to damage over time when not cared for properly: these require that the user hang them up to dry and get all moisture out of them after use, to avoid damaging the material of the hose.  The most common reels for commercial buildings and residential structures would be booster hoses, by contrast, which are rubber-covered, fairly lightweight, and far less finicky, being fine with immediate storage after use even when not yet dry.