THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Thomas county firefighters will test close to nine miles of hoses throughout the month as part of their annual inspection.
Each and every hose must go through a tedious five minute test to make sure it performs properly and at the correct pressure.
Every fire truck carries close to 2,000 feet of hoses.
Chief Chris Jones said while the process may take a while, it's well worth it.
“The reason why we do it is because to look at it, you may think that it's fine. Then once it gets through the test mode, we discover that there are issues with it,” said Chief Jones.
The Thomas County Fire Department loses an average of 1,000 feet of hoses each year due to abrasions from being drug on tough surfaces.