MAXXUM FFC™ was specifically developed for extreme firefighting situations. It was designed using the new “Fast Water Technology” platform making it superior to all other hose products in its category on the market today. What makes this hose truly exceptional and unique, is the use of an innovative new patent pending fusion process (Fiber Fusion Cambric), which renders the liner inseparable from the jacket. This newly developed process provides adhesion, kink and flow benefits far beyond those of conventional woven, lay–flat hose. In fact, the MAXXUM FFC™ is the only double jacket hose that can withstand an internal water pressure of up to 400 PSIG without leaking or bursting, even with a 1” diameter hole
through both woven jackets. Furthermore, the DALCOAT™ treatment on the outer jacket increases the abrasion resistance by close to 300% when compared to equivalent hose products.

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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