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B.C. fire department has motorist drive over fire hose for 3rd time this year

Driving over a fire hose is both illegal and extremely dangerous, and yet a B.C. fire department has had this issue not once, but three times this year.

The Vancouver Fire Rescue showed a picture of yet another supply hose that was destroyed by a driver while they were fighting a blaze.

“We didn’t think this would be an issue three times in a year, but please do not drive over fire hoses,” the department said. “It is both illegal and exceedingly dangerous to the women & men on the other end of those hoses who may be protecting their lives or the lives of others with that water supply.”

Back in April the department put out a similar request to the public after a motorist drove through fire line tape and over a 5” supply hose. It immediately burst and interrupted the water supply to the crew at the structure fire.

<who>Photo Credit: Vancouver Fire Rescue

One length of supply hose has about 370 kg of water in it at 8.3 bar flowing at 3,780+ litres per minute, said the department, so you can imagine what happens when the container breaches.



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