This hose served on an Engine Company for less then 2 years before being retired due to a twisted outside jacket.
As a part of the Columbus Fire Department this hose was part of a large municipal department. Columbus has over 1500 uniformed firefighters who responded to over 150,000 calls for service in 2014. Although this supply hose wasn't very old when it failed it certainly responded to its fair share of incidents.
Take a moment to dream of history your item bares with it, you're now carrying that with you every day. It's survived and served its first career now its ready for its second career as a durable EDC item.