Fall is time for Hose Testing at Easton FD

Each year, Easton firefighters test every length of Large Diameter Hose (LDH) used by the department.


This year we were fortunate to have perfect weather for the task. Here Easton firefighters have laid out LDH from an engine bed and are preparing to fill the capped lengths of hose with pressurized water.

This process involves laying out every section of LDH, filling it with water pressurized to 200 psi, and then examining each section carefully for leaks, abrasions, and other defects.

Not much fun, but it has to be done. Each year some lengths are found to be in need of replacement.