Hose Appliances

Course overview

An essential, yet often overlooked component in the fire company’s arsenal are the appliances used in conjunction with hose lines. These tools allow firefighters a variety of on-scene options for fireground operations, including extending current attack lines or adding additional lines, changing the diameter of a hose or prepiped system, and controlling the direction and amount of water provided to various resources.

This course discusses essential firefighter knowledge of tools and tactics, especially regarding hose lines, water supply, and basic pumping concepts.

Featuring: Gregg Favre, Member, St. Louis Fire Department Bureau of Suppression, 4th Battalion