Hose basket

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Hose baskets are "specially designed containers that are used by the fire brigade to store, transport and lay pressure hoses B, C or D with couplings according to DIN 14811 ready for use". In Germany they are standardized in accordance with DIN 14827-1: 2018-12 Fire Brigade - Hose carrying baskets - Part 1: Hose carrying baskets for pressure hoses B, C and D.

Firefighters with hose baskets

Since the 1970s, they have increasingly been carried on fire engines instead of portable C hose reels (e.g. Flensburg fire brigade , see).

A hose basket usually holds three C-hoses , each 15 meters long, which are stowed in bays. The hoses can simply be pulled out through an opening and can be easily laid out while walking. However, stowing the hoses in the carrying basket takes a little longer than rolling them up.

In DIN 14827 the hose basket C is designated as STK-C. It weighs approx. 3 kg empty and has the dimensions 87 × 52 × 11.5 cm³.

While the somewhat unwieldy reel always had to be done by two people, a single fire service member can now easily carry two hose baskets. He can lay up to six C-lengths, i.e. 90 meters of hose, all at once. In particular, making a hose line in narrow stairwells or the like is much easier with hose baskets than with a hose reel . The handle of the hose baskets is not attached in the middle so that it tips up at the front when laying, so that you do not hit flat obstacles or stairs.

Modern hose basket made of plastic.

The hose carrier basket for B-hoses is named in DIN 14827 as STK-B. Its external dimensions are 87 × 52 × 14.5 cm³, it weighs about 3.5 kg empty. Normally two B-hoses are put in one basket. However, since B-hoses are mostly used outside of buildings, where the advantages of a carrying basket are not so great, rolled B-hoses or mobile hose reels are preferred.


Individual evidence

  1. DIN 14827-1 - 2018-12 - Beuth.de. Retrieved March 1, 2019 .
  2. Emergency vehicle: Florian Flensburg 01 / 44-01 (a. D.) - BOS vehicles - Emergency vehicles and guards worldwide. Retrieved March 1, 2019 .
  3. Fire department magazine
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