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Integrating wildland hose with standard 1-1/2″ structural firefighting apparatus and hose lines.
Dependability | Flexibility | Durability
After experiencing repeated heavy exertion at interface fires, particularly grassland, an “outside the box” thinking firefighter decided that there had to be a better way!
Armed with research on heat stress injuries for firefighters, as well as information and legislation related to firefighting protective clothing, he set out to make the job of combating grassland and interface fire easier and more efficient.
To meet the challenge, the Interface Manifold was created, and the results speak for themselves!
The Interface Manifold is compatible with Wildland Forestry Couplings
The challenges were focused on three things:
- to dramatically decrease the amount of effort required of firefighters during hot grassland and interface fires
- to provide adequate fire flows to the fire perimeter to prevent lateral spread
- the ultimate challenge of defeating the first two problems at locations significantly distant from the apparatus
The analysis of these challenges resulted in a design with some key principles:
- the hose to be used had to be lightweight, easily carried and packaged
(versatile and transportable)
- there had to be a capability of operating multiple lines of lightweight hose
(versatile and flexible)
- it required a seamless interface connection to structural hose
- the whole thing needed to withstand the physical abuse it would face from firefighters and the elements (strength and durability)
From the side of the road to planters and urban green spaces the manifold can be utilized everywhere
More dexterity and control when using the manifold hose for fire investigations
For every manifold you have up to 4 lines of hose that can quickly contain an area
Add to Existing Preconnects
The base uses a standard 1 1/2″ coupling to quickly connect to a booster or bumper connection