A fire hose is a high-pressure hose. Outdoors, it attaches either to a fire
hydrant. Indoors, it
can permanently attach to a building's standpipe or plumbing system.
use, a fire hose is usually hung to dry, because standing water that remains in
a hose for a long time can deteriorate the material and render it unreliable or
unusable. Therefore, the typical fire station often has a high structure to
accommodate the length of a hose for such preventative maintenance, known as
a Hose tower.