Fire hose reels are located to provide a reasonably accessible and controlled supply of water to combat a potential fire risk.
A control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.
STF Solutions Ltd provide a wide choice of Fire Hose Reels designed to provide a fast, efficient and steady flow of water to deal with a fire situation prior to the arrival of the Fire Brigade. The Hose Reels are supplied with either a manual or an automatic valve, depending on the type environment it is located in and the potential fire risk involved.
For example, the manually operated Fire Hose is recommended for exposed or exterior areas that are subject to frost or freezing conditions that could cause potential damage to the hose pipe. Water is not present within the Hose until a manual gate valve is first opened before running out the hose.
By contrast, an Automatic Fire Hose Reel is permanently charged with water so that when the reel is “run out” the automatic valve will open and a quick twist of the Hose Reel Nozzle will discharge water on to the seat of a fire. This process saves valuable time and has the potential to stop a small fire becoming a big one.