Red/Yellow Chief®

Heavy Duty Attack Hose

BullDog’s exclusive heavy-rib outer cover combines with a unique nitrile-PVC rubber, through-the-weave construction to provide the backbone of excellent hose performance in Red Chief® and Yellow Chief®. The heavy-rib construction protects your water supply with a high resistance to cuts, punctures and abrasion. Compact and kink resistant, lightweight and easily maneuverable, Red Chief and Yellow Chief are ideally suited to meet the specifications and tough demands of most municipal fire departments. With a proof pressure of 600 PSI (4200 kPa) and a tolerance for heat and cold, these hoses maintain peak performance in any season or environment, withstanding temperatures from -36º F to 158º F (-36º C to 80º C).

Red Chief/Yellow Chief hose is virtually maintenance free and requires no drying after use. With these powerful hoses, you save time and money, since less backup hose is needed. Red Chief and Yellow Chief are in a class by themselves — clearly superior to traditional attack lines and compliant to the NFPA 1961 standard.

  • Ultra Lightweight
    Lightweight and flexible for easy handling and less working stress.
  • Best in Class Adhesion
    Provides enhanced hose performance and increased hose life.
  • Superior Abrasion Performance
    Nitrile-rubber cover eliminates additional weight issues caused by water pick up during use and greatly increases abrasion resistance, providing a long service life.
  • Anti-Burst Technology
    Hose will not burst catastrophically even with a 1/2” diameter hole through both the jacket and liner.
  • Low Drag Coefficient
    A unique exterior rib design makes it easy to pull during attack operations.
  • Exceptional Heat Resistance
    High heat resistance as exhibited in the BS 6391 Hot Cube Test. Temperature range -36º F to +158º F.
  • Exceeds Standards
    Red Chief and Yellow Chief are manufactured to meet or exceed NFPA 1961 standard.
  • Listing Options
    Agency approvals by UL, ULC, or FM are available on select sizes and colors, inquire for details.

  Red Chief & Yellow Chief Flyer

Municipal Fire Hose Ten-Year Warranty

Red/Yellow Chief® Specifications:
Size Pressure
Service Proof Burst
Bowl Size Weight
Coil Diameter
inch mm psi kpa psi kpa psi kpa inch lbs kg inch mm
1-1/2 38 300 2100 600 4200 900 6300 1-13/16 14 6.4 14-3/4 375
1-3/4 45 300 2100 600 4200 900 6300 2-1/16 18 8.2 14-3/4 375
2 50 300 2100 600 4200 900 6300 2-5/16 22 10.0 16 406
2-1/2 65 300 2100 600 4200 900 6300 2-7/8 26 11.8 16-1/2 419
3 75 300 2100 600 4200 900 6300 3-13/32 30 13.6 16-1/2 419
Technical Data:
Inner Hose Cover & Liner Nitrile/PVC Rubber
Inner Hose Reinforcement 100% synthetic circular woven
Lengths 50’, 75’, 100’ coupled
Lengths Uncoupled Up to 660’ (untested)
Factory Installed Couplings Expansion ring couplings
Temperature Range -36º F to +158º F
Approvals UL Listed, FM Approved (1-1/2", 2-1/2" Red Chief Only), ULC Listed (1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-1/2")