Fire Hose Reels provide a reasonably accessible and controlled supply of water to combat a potential Class A fire risk. Fire Hose Reels should be installed close to an emergency exit and can be used depending on location to exit a building by following the hose back to the reel in the case of overwhelming smoke or visibility decreasing.
Various types of Fire Hose Reels are available to meet specific needs. With a standard fully extended length of 36 metres, Fire Hose Reels are designed to deliver a minimum of 0.33 litres of water per second. A four meter stream should be reached from the nozzle with the flow requirements being met.
Fire Hose Reels are required to be maintained with a service six monthly and annually. A fire Hose Reel can be installed either indoors or outdoors and is used to carry fire retardants (such as water or foam) in high pressure to extinguish a fire.