Serving on an Engine Company for over 15 years, this hose was retired because of multiple pinhole leaks.
Since RecycledFirefighter operates out of Louisville I often get first dibs are local fire hose that fails. I recently had a great opportunity to get a bunch of hose from engine 2631 here on the East End of louisville. Although this hose is around 15 years old it's in great shape. Fire hose is so durable it takes about 10 years to break in, so this dirty yellow color is aged to perfection now.
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.