Fire Hose Curer

Tend steam-heating equipment that cure rubbers in jacketed fire hoses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fire Hose Curers do?

Tends steam-heating equipment that cures rubber in jacketed firehose: Lifts precut lengths of specified rubber tubing and braided fabric hose jacket onto table. Dusts rubber tubing with soapstone to prevent tubing from sticking to jacket. Turns crank to wind tubing onto stock wheel. Aligns jacket with mechanical threading device and clamps threading fixture to end of rubber tubing. Starts winch that pulls tubing into jacket. Lifts and clamps ends of jacketed hose to fixtures on steam lines. Presses hose into curing cavities on table that hold hose in flattened position when curing. Observes gauges and turns valve to inject steam into hose at specified temperature and pressure for curing. Places cured hose on storage rack.

Should I be a Fire Hose Curer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Tire Curer

    How to become a Fire Hose Curer

    Fire Hose Curers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Fire Hose Curer-related education!
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