Changing the Way Fire Hose is Managed, One Department At A Time
Firefighting is hard, dangerous work and managing a variety of hoses sizes quickly and efficiently can be vital in fire disaster situations. So why should a simple-yet-essential non-emergency task such as rolling fire hose be either difficult or dangerous? Shouldn't firefighters be able to roll, transport, re-deploy and re-deck fire hoses quickly, easily and safely, saving their energy and physical condition for the demanding task of suppressing fires?
Leading the Industry in Providing Safe, Effective Means of Rolling and Managing Fire Hose
Deschutes River Manufacturing's founder, David Johnston, thought the answers to these questions were obvious. So, in 2002, he tapped his 27-years of mechanical experience to produce an ingeniously well-designed, portable, motorized fire hose roller. Since then it has been put to the test by industrial, municipal and wildland departments throughout the world and evolved into an innovative and advanced hose management system as the preferred product of choice.
“To accommodate the needs of our industrial customers and larger municipal departments, we have continued to develop our original design – which focused mainly on rolling smaller diameter hose – to our most recent design, The Rookie Sidekick All-In-One (AIO), which handles up to 7-1/4 inch diameter fire hose,” explains David Johnston, owner of Deschutes River Manufacturing. “Even with these big, heavy hoses, a single firefighter can now quickly, safely and perfectly roll one hose length after another.Preferred Product of Choice
If you are interested in touring our facilities we'd be happy to accommodate you. Please call to arrange an appointment. 541-480-5967.
A portion of every Rookie and Rookie Sidekick purchase goes to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. To find out more about the WFF, please visit their website or call them at 208.336.2996.
A portion of our proceeds also goes to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.