Forestry Fire Hose Boostlite
A non-collapsible reel hose designed to meet a variety of fire attack requirements
Worldwide, the # 1 choice for weeping hose among forest fire agencies
Most rugged with lowest friction loss, all synthetic non-percolating forestry hose, standard with yellow Permatek HP™ treatment
Cotton / synthetic jacket combined with the weeping process provides maximum heat protection
A rugged all synthetic non-percolating forestry hose
Tough, all synthetic, ULC approved non-percolating forestry hose
A light weight all synthetic, non-percolating, ULC approved forestry hose for both helicopter deployment and over-land supply
A circular woven, seamless, all synthetic hose featuring “lowest friction loss lining”
All synthetic weeping hose ULC approved for helicopter deployment, where every pound matters
A FIGHT YOU DON’T WANT TO LOSE
Fighting forest fires is serious business. We understand the challenges a wildfire can dish out. It’s not a fight you want to lose, so why go in with less than the best in firefighting gear? The unpredictability and volatility of forestry firefighting calls for innovative equipment that delivers maximum flow where you need it most. Reliable fire hoses and fire pumps need to be lightweight and portable to get your crews where they can do the most damage to a wildfire. Our equipment has been designed specifically with forestry firefighting in mind, so you can rely on the Mercedes Textiles Limited brand to deliver what you need most, when you need it most.
OUR ARSENAL OF FOREST FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT
All of our forestry firefighting equipment, from fire pumps to fire hoses, has been designed with today’s forestry firefighter in mind. Appropriate for a multitude of wildfire fighting scenarios, these forestry fire hoses can be used with confidence. Lightweight hoses that are incredibly durable, powerful and portable pair up to our high-performance fire pumps. As always, our forestry fire hose products are resistant to mold, mildew, most chemicals, petrol products, ozone and UV exposure.
INNOVATIVE FORESTRY FIREFIGHTING HOSES
What’s unique about our forestry fire hoses are their Mertex® lining, Permatek HP™ treatment for hose jackets and the Hydro-Wick® weeping process, all developed by Mercedes Textiles Limited.
- The Mertex® process for our hose lining is a unique process producing superior adhesion (no delamination), it allows for the use of high strength Filament Polyester yarn in both the warp & weft directions for a greater burst safety margin, provides for increased flexibility, results in lower friction loss therefore higher flow and finally lower elongation of the hose when under pressure.
- Our innovative Permatek HP™ treatment guards against abrasion, moisture pick up, mildew and can be applied in a variety of color-coding combinations.
- The Hydro-Wick® weeping process is an innovative solution to address the need for a more efficient and controllable weeping hose to use in forestry firefighting applications. Hoses with Hydro-Wick® technology provide a weeping (self-protecting) fire hose with minimum pressure loss, no clogging, a 300% faster completely wet time (when compared with needle-prick methods), and superior protection provided against heat and other forest fire conditions.
Lastly, every one of our fire hoses meet or exceed all performance requirements of NFPA 1961, Underwriters Laboratories, and Factory Mutual.