As we in California come into Wildfire Season and in the 4th year of drought, the thought occurred to me is what happens to all the fire hoses? Can they be reused?
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- 30,052 Estimated fire departments in the U.S
- 63, 212 Wildfires in the USA in 2014
- 1,298,000 fires in 2014.
- 3.6 Million Acres Burned in 2014
- 1.5 Billion suppression costs in 2014
- A fire department responds to a fire in the United States every 20.0 seconds
- A Fire hose becomes surplus after 10 years or if it fails annual safety testing.
- The Average fire house is 50 Ft.
Firehose is generally not recyclable, but it is reusable and people all over are using it in a multitude of ways.
Recycle Firefighter reuses the canvas from discarded fire hoses and donate back to the local burn unit at their local hospital. He made wallets, belts, notebook covers and more.
3. Fire Hose Supply in San Francisco sells new and used firehoses. They have lots of ideas on their Home Decor page for fire hose furniture.
4.) Feurer Wear in Germany makes key chains, messenger bags and other accessories out of fire hoses.
5.) Hu-Made in the Netherlands is making furniture from reclaimed fire hoses.
6.) Hosewear based in Estonia makes bags, laptop, tablet cases, totes from up cycled fire hoses.
7.) Make A Swing
8.) Made a Flag
9.) Make a Christmas Stocking
10.) Firehose Christmas Tree
11.) How about them fire hose lights?
12.) Make Rugs
13.) Use on docks and boats as a bumper
14.) Make Drink Koozier
15.) Cell phone Cases
16.) Make Eyeglass Cases
17.) Use as props in theatrical productions
18.) Exercise Equipment
19.) Use In playgrounds
20.) Zoos might take them for the animal enclosures
If you are looking beyond the hose, check out The Original Firefighter Turnout Bags
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