National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Hose – Suction Flex, 3” X 25’ w/Camlock

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect for burns, cuts, and damaged fittings.
  2. Inspect gasket for cracks or damage, if any replace.
  3. Return to stock if hose is banded, clean, and in unused condition.
  4. Refurbish if item passes initial inspection.
  5. Dispose of hose if it fails initial inspection or fails Testing for Performance.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Testing for Performance

      Service pressure test:

  1. Start pump.
  2. Test for 3 minutes at 50 PSI.
  3. Inspect hose for leaks.
  4. Shut down pump.
  5. Drain hose completely.

B. Cleaning

  1. Remove excess dirt from hose.
  2. Clean with damp rag.
  3. Apply a rubber protectant to prevent drying and cracking.

C. Repair

  • Replace gasket if necessary.

D. Repackaging

  1. Local cache option.
  2. Protect male coupling threads.



Water Handling Equipment Guide, NWCG PMS 447-1 which is posted at


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