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Please click here to be transported to the simply the world's BEST patented fire hose roller on the market today that rolls everything from 3/4" Peanut Line up to 5" LDH! Take advantage of today's awesome SPECIAL!

Coiled Hose Bundle


Thanks for taking the next few moments to learn how this patented device will allow you to accomplish more in a few minutes at the end of an incident when fatigue is truly setting in; and (as an option) function as a Rope Rescue Hand Winch; and/or prepare any "attack" or “hotel” or “high rise” hose extension bundle for immediate/confined space deployment... an incredible SAFETY enhancement in which most hose loads actually prevent the execution of such basic Laws of Physics without extensive manipulation, arrangement and re-arrangement of the hose in whatever space may (or may not) be available.


Yes, with the assistance of standard 2" trailer hitch receiver on the back of a pick-up truck I rolled, stacked, inventoried, and moved [over 100' of travel distance from an exterior drying rack surrounded by exposed dirt] over 3200' of 3", 2.5", and 1.75" Double Jacket fire hose back to it's storage racks/area... SOLO... but in far less time than a team of even eight (8) of us could have performed on our hands and knees as we swept the debris off the bottom side of every inch of over a half mile of hose.


The funny part about this story was I told no one within my volunteer department I had performed this duty... by myself... during the first few drops of the fall/winter season's first heavy rain storm on a weekday afternoon.


When all of us (volunteers) reported a week later to our next training drill, there was a feeling of great frustration as everyone realized [and assumed] we had all dropped the ball as none of us had taken the initiative and crucial time and effort to get a few of us together to remove the hose before the rain had hit... and therefore it had became much too late to even hope for a few consecutive warm days to reverse the water exposure.


However, upon viewing the 'empty' hose drying rack, the thought then transitioned into the possibility the entire complement had been STOLEN... but then upon reporting to the apparatus room to inventory what hose may have remained, everyone was absolutely amazed to see every inch accounted for... just as "I" had left it... but my fellow volunteers had no idea and could only guess it must have been perhaps an inmate crew who were assigned this grueling task... like a bunch of Santa's elves...  to accomplish this  important yet incredibly undesirable detail for us.


You know when you know you have one over the rest of them!?!  ...and it still leaves them wondering?


Well, Hello!  Bottom line they were all very appreciative they were relieved of this duty yet very skeptical when I stated I had accomplished this.... ALONE!  After you view the remaining information  at www.hftfire.com you will always know!  Yes, this hose roller is like none other because of it's patented removable Crank Handle and optional Extension Arm attachments and Rope Rescue pulley system  designed to accomplish more than we ever dreamed in a configuration that will fit into a standard "baseball bat bag" and therefore, store nearly anywhere on you rig to be used both on or off the fire ground in a moments notice.


Please note in every demonstration the roller is attached to either one (1) or two (2) small 2" X 3" X " Quick-Disconnect Mounting Bracket(s) [designed for strength and durability AND yet small enough to be affixed to an apparatus bumper or standard 4" X 4" wooden post in the most remote locations on the globe] as the hose is rolled, coiled, and prepared (in a foot print area small enough to protect your crew from the harsh elements of weather) ...and then fully charged from within limited or confined space and then deployed around right angle turns on the most difficult paths to traverse.


My hope is you find this informative at the very least and perhaps as an inspiration to consider the acquisition of such an incredible 'partner' in the Fire Service that will allow you to not only roll hose of nearly any size from 3/4" Peanut Line to up to 5" LDH, but deploy it in a much SAFER and more EFFICIENT manner, affect SAFE Rope Rescue Practices, and restore your apparatus to it's state of readiness with the least amount of time and effort like never before!


I welcome any and all comments and feedback you feel compelled to share!  It is never about us, but those we have committed our LIFE to serve!


Proverbs 18:15  A wise many in open to new ideas... in fact he searches for them!


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A Brief Summary of the Inventor:


Rich “Hoffy” Hoffmann, holder of two (2) separate patents and inventor of the HFT "Hoser” (Standard Roller), the HFT “Viper” (Hose Roller/Coiler), the HFT "Rescuer" (Rope-Rescue Winch), and literally the World's First "operational" fixed facility Fire Hose Cabinet that even a child can deploy in seconds from within a confined space... [Complete with the creation and execution of all associated hose loads and deployment methods] ...first entered the Fire Service in 1979 as a Fire Fighter (Seasonal) for the "new" California Department of Forestry (CDF).  From inception three (3) days after graduating high school through his unexpected and untimely medical retirement in 2002 as a Fire Captain/ Peace Officer, he has been recognized for many acts of honor and courage for what every fire fighter as yourself continues to do to make that incredible difference as we put other lives before our own both on and off the line-of-duty.  "Is there truly any other way?"


Throughout his training and development, he consistently excelled in each course of instruction [securing dozens of certifications upon completion of over 175 college semester units] as exemplified when he graduated as the top, #1 Student/ Candidate in his Fire Academy class when he promoted to the position of Fire Apparatus Engineer for CDF where he fulfilled structural, wildland, and ground 'air-attack' assignments during six (6) fire seasons . His first full-time year round assignment [seven (7) years] as a Fire Fighter/ Security Officer (Dual duty as both a Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator and Peace Officer) was with the California Military Department at Camp Roberts Military Reservation in San Luis Obispo & Monterey Counties.


During his "off-time" before CDF replaced the "0-2" military version of a Cessna Skymaster with today’s faster OV-10 Bronco, he was given a rare opportunity to fly third seat out of the Paso Robles Air Attack Base where he photographed and video recorded nearly forty (40) hours of some of the most intense wildland fire behavior and air operation suppression activities ever captured on tape from the air.  And because each clip was the first to include the full audio recording of all air-to-air, air-to-ground, and ground-to-ground radio transmissions (and the entertainment value of each ‘EXPLITIVE’ expressed through the on-board intercom!), many of these 'self narrated' scenes were included in the fire aviation history documentary 'Fire Fighters in the Sky' which has aired many times internationally across the globe on 'The Discovery Channel' since 1996.


When he wasn't "on-call" as a volunteer Fire Fighter/EMT, reloading air-tankers and performing other "air-ops" flying tree top level above a few of the largest California Wildland Fires in recent history, he served his most recent full-time position as a Fire Captain, Correctional Facility (Tasks KSA's upon nearly eight (8) years service credit) where he supervised, trained, and lead incarcerated inmates to perform the full duties as both structural and wildland fire fighters as part of an engine company assigned at a prison facility for the Department of Corrections (again serving a dual position as a "Pig in HEAT!")  ...total experience spanning 23 consecutive years both professional and volunteer service.


In addition to being certified as a Hazardous Materials Incident Commander/ Specialist/ Technician/ FRO/ & Decon INSTRUCTOR, served on a Critical Incident Debriefing Team, served as a High and Low Angle Search and Rescue/Swift Water Rescue/Dive Rescue Team member, EMT-1A/ Ambulance Driver, and became certified as a Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, and Fire Investigator, he also obtained his State Fire Marshall certified Fire Instructor (PACE II Committee Registered) to teach sixteen (16) subject areas including Fire Control, Command, Management, Investigation, Prevention, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1, etc.


On  his time off, he enjoys many other passions including his photography which can be viewed at: www.rhphotographics.com, the link to this page including many rendered 'Paintings,' and yet a third site on line where he video taped and edited and produced this documentary of the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17 FLying Fortress when it visited the Napa area in May of 2007.


And yes, this and $1.85 will still only procure a regular cup of coffee at Starbucks!  ...which keeps us humble to remember: 

  • It is never about us, but those we commit and dedicate our lives to serve.

...as our ‘Personal Safety’ relies on our ability to balance 'Risk vs. Benefit' as we embrace:

  • Courage is never the absence of fear, but rather the needs of another are greater than that fear! 

Thank you GOD for the gifts to serve no higher honor we can ever imagine granted us! ...no greater purpose to use our lives!  ...never for us! ...but for others! ...many we have not yet met!  God help me to be their...




Proverbs 18:15   A wise man is open to new ideas.  In fact, he searches for them!


To view some incredible 'Photo-Paintings' captured in his travels of some of the most beautiful places on the globe... please click here!

Robbie Robertson - "Shine your light"

Hoffy Rope Rescue Winch System
A picture is worth a thousand words... a video is worth even more!  Please observe how to utilize the 'Prusik' knot [video demonstrated below] to secure the Rescue Line when all hands release the Winch!  ...Safety FIRST! 
Again, this can be immediately secured and operated from any standard two (2") trailer hitch slide from any vehicle "positioned properly" at the scene of a 'Low Angle Rope Rescue' or literlaly any other type incident.  I trust you will use your incredible, creative imagination to consider literally countless other applications in which any rope rescue system can be accomplished with this device... Faster and SAFER than perhaps other current methods!

HFT 'RESCUER' [HFTRRW-01] Rope Rescue Winch Attachment includes the 'Windlass' Spool and two (2) Spacer Sleeves that attach to the Removable Crank Handle [sold separately or with complete 'Hoser' or 'Viper' Unit]

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HFT Fire Hose Cabinet System

The SAFEST and Most Effective Fire Hose Cabinet System in History! A World's FIRST able to be deployed literally at the Hose Cabinet Site! ...in seconds! ...with essentially 100% nozzle pressure!

The ULTIMATE in Home and Farm Fire Protection! ...able to simultaneously support an Exterior Sprinkler System

A First w/ TWO (2) Nozzles for MAXIMUM PROTECTION!
What's your pool water worth in a Fire Emergency?
Able to Flow 132 Gallons Per Minute @ 246 Ft. of Head!

The 'Prusik' Knot
...video demonstrated.

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The FIRST with Two (2) lines of PROTECTION so each nozzle person can SAFELY PROTECT one another!

Corona Fire Department Hose Bundles

YouTube Video Demonstration - 'The Bundles'

Please "double-click" the video link above to be taken directly to YouTube for viewing of this portion of the training.  Special thanks to Corona Fire Department to further demonstrate these Laws of Physics many of us have taken for granted since we first filled our puppy's water bowl at age five (5) from a garden hose coiled neatly on the ground adjacent to the faucet (discharge).


Absolutely NO arrangement and re-arrangement [flaking] required... EVER!


I first introduced these concepts to my fire service peers in 1991 while attending my one (1) week Instructor 1A ('practical' application Train-the-Trainer) course at American River College, Sacramento, California, As a matter of fact, I was informed by my Master Instructor who reviewed my lesson plans that he would not hesitate to fail me and therefore eliminate any hope to fulfill my goal to be a certified State Fire Instructor if I did not "change" [that dreaded "anti-fire service" word] my subject matter and deliver a "logical," "possible," and "traditional" lesson plan and demonstration of a "practical" application of a true "hands-on" evolution that could actually be used in the Fire Service.


Little did anyone expect to lose such an easy "bet" and realize they stood in the same shoes as many of you find yourself today! ...sixteen years later!


No worries!  I felt the same way when I first learned the coil method in 1981 as it applied to 1.5" hose as a CDF seasonal Fire Fighter I, still yet five (5) years after the U.S. Forest Service had utilized these same natural laws of physics to deploy 1" hose... but none to my knowledge had bridged these concepts to the 1.5" and 1.75" structural fire fighting application prior to my formal introduction in 1991. My only goal here is to remind even the most stubborn of us (GOD help me with my 'One Adam Henry' "anal virtues!") can still learn something new and appreciate the difference a true difference can truly make.


It is sometimes unbelievable many fire fighters still today roll out a 100' foot section of hose in a "double-doughnut" 50' down and back BEHIND their furthest point of progress (start-line)... like taking two (2) steps forward and one (1) back... simply because, like all of us trained the same 'traditional' methods taught literally a century ago, they know nothing different... working harder than they even possibly realize... totally ignorant to the incredible "change" in effort available as illustrated in the 'Written Description" found at www.hftfire.com


"Tradition" has it's place... but never without it's limitations!  ...and at what cost!?!


Fight fire aggressively (NOT the hose!) ...but always provide for SAFETY FIRST!

The Hoffy
Hose Load

  • Coil 100' of 1.5" or 1.75" hose as demonstrated in the video above [to its Minimum Inside Critical Diameter] and position the female coupling on the outside AND at the SAME end as the nozzle [located in the center of the coiled hose bundle.]   This configuration is KEY to the success of this design.
  • Secure the coiled hose bundle with a hose strap [6' X 1.5" tubular webbing] through the bail of the nozzle and hose bundle loops tied with "crows foot" to secure the bundle loops.
  • Place the entire 100' hose bundle in the hose bed with the 'exposed' female coupling on the bottom of the hose bundle and at the edge of the hose bed on the PRIMARY side of deployment.
  •  Now fold the remaining compliment of hose (50' up to 200' depending upon the standards set for your department) in which the female coupling is first coupled to pre-connect male discharge.
  •  Next, drape the hose from the hose bed out and down the side of your apparatus until it makes contact with the ground at your feet.  This is Fold #1.
  •  Now extend the hose perpendicular to a point a little less than 1/4 the length of the remaining length of your pre-connect [50' compliment is extended approx. 10' 100' compliment is extended approx. 22'; etc. from your apparatus.]
  • Next, fold [Fold #2] and reverse the hose back to Fold #1, then fold [Fold #3] and reverse again forward to Fold #2, and fold [Fold #4] and lay the hose back to Fold #3... and then connect the male to the female coupling of the previously positioned hose bundle in the apparatus hose bed.
  • This entire "Quadra-fold" hose portion is then loaded as one (1) unit back and forth in the hose bed in a manner in which both Fold #2 and Fold #4 become the two (2) primary indicator loops on the primary side of deployment...
  • ...and a single indicator loop on the Non-Primary side of deployment of a transverse bed (not illustrated) the "Quadra-folded" portion is positioned in a manner that creates a single (1) indicator loop of two (2) layers so it too can be quickly removed from the Non-Primary side...
  • A small yellow one (1') inch tubular webbing strap [crows foot tied through the loops of the hose bundle at the opposite end of the nozzle] is exposed so the hose bundle can then be removed as a single unit and deployed as demonstrated.


This allows any ‘Live- Line’ or transverse 'lateral' pre-connect bed to be loaded and deployed either within a little less than one quarter (1/4) of the remaining compliment of the non-coiled, "Quadra folded" hose from you apparatus... and/or deployed over and around any obstacle as demonstrated in the video up to and including literally any distance and at any moment the nozzle person demands water for SAFE AND EFFECTIVE NOZZLE PROTECTION UNDER ALL CONDITIONS… EVERY TIME!!


Fight fire aggressively [NOT the hose!], but always provide for SAFET FIRST!


Your next challenge is to deploy 200' feet of 2.5" from within 10' feet of the rear of your apparatus with full nozzle pressure and absolutely no water restrictive kinks to mange or overcome... and deploy this line WITHOUT dragging more than 20 feet of hose... ever... up to and including the entire length of hose at any point (i.e. 200' feet of 2.5") away from the engine!  No hassels EVER!


Simply pull 200' of 2.5” off the rig and place to the side and rear of the tailboard.  Connect the female to a rear discharge [if not already pre-connected], and then just as you were taught as a small child to replace a garden hose back to its original storage position 'coiled' on the ground next to the water faucet, 'coil' the 2.5" hose in the exact same manner from the 'bitter end' (female coupling end) in eight (8') foot diameter coils at the rear of your engine, the width of the engine, until the 'running end' (male) with the nozzle finds it's way to the top at the end of the last coil.


You can either fully charge the line for immediate apparatus and personnel protection or advance the nozzle “dry” to the safest yet most practical distance from the intended exposure and then charge the line for virtually unrestricted water flow to the nozzle at any moment.


To advance the charged line, simply 'Right' the next top 'coil' from it's resting horizontal plane to a vertical plane (perpendicular to the ground); and hand roll this 25' section of fully charged hose (length in each coiled 'turn') on the same path of the hose laying on the ground and toward the nozzle person. Please refer to the video presentation that demonstrates the 1.75" ‘Hoffy’ Coil Advance method as an example to extend this 2.5" Exposure line virtually from within 10 feet of your apparatus...  to any point up to it's entire length (i.e. 200' feet of fully charged 2.5" line)  


Additionally, it also possible for the first time ever for you and your crew to advance this line around literally around any right angle and/or complete "U Turns" you may encounter... until every inch is deployed... without ever interrupting or reducing nozzle pressure! ...EVER! ...almost EFFORTLESSLY!


New and improved instructional videos will be posted as we progress in the education of teaching the fire fighters of this planet how to fight the FIRE... and NOT the hose!  ...only so much SMARTER...NOT harder!


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The Technology to Take the HEAT!

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The Technology to Take the HEAT!