My department has recently sent myself and a few other to a confined space operations and technician class. Upon doing some inventory to get our departments confined space program operational we discovered that we need bunch of supplied air hose. We currently have 200' of Scott air hose and are probably seeking to buy about 1000' more. My question is, in adventure of pricing what is the suggested length of hose? I realize 300' is the maximum distance a rescuer can go into a confined space. It is actually cheaper to buy the whole continuous 300' of air line hose. But in thinking that if it got damaged you would have to replace all 300'. So we also thought about getting 3 100' sections so replacing a damage section would not be such a cost burden on the department. So, what I would like is what your department has and its pros and cons. Also what type and where did you purchase your hose. Thanks for your time.
Goshen Fire Department