Niedner helped an endangered species

Not only, does Niedner hose help protect homes and lives, but it also helped an endangered species.

Niedner Inc. was contacted last April 2015 by the Girl Scouts of Northern California for a donation of fire hose which was used to build enrichment items for the lemurs at Happy Hollow Zoo.  Lemurs are named the world's most endangered mammals.  One of the items built was a ladder that would allow the lemur to cross, climb and swing on.

Girl Scouts of Northern California 

Although this is an isolated application for our hose, we are happy to have been part of the process.

A lemur

Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department

At Pumpkin Center VFD, we strive to give our members quality equipment to use at all times. We’ve found over the years that small details make huge differences. Our equipment committee is always asking the question “Is something better out there?” We stay abreast of current industry trends and investigate the latest and greatest from equipment manufacturers to make sure our guys and girls have what they need to do the job and do it well. In 2009 we were tired of the fire hose we had been purchasing and bought some Niedner XL-800. The hose is still in service today. During this time we’ve found that in addition to being durable, it rolls up extremely tightly, packs tightly in hose beds and is lightweight, which lessens fatigue on members. With a comparable friction loss rate to much other hose in the industry, our committee has yet to find a reason to leave Niedner. We had several sections of cloth Niedner 4 inch supply hose before switching to 5 inch as well. It was the best supply hose I’ve ever seen or used.


Casey Snyder, Assistant Chief, Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department