About Deschutes River Manufacturing

Changing The Way Fire Hose Is Managed


Firefighting is hard dangerous work and managing a variety of hoses sizes quickly and efficiently can be vital in disaster situations. So why should a simple-yet-essential non-emergency task such as rolling fire hose be either difficult or dangerous? Shouldn't firefighters be able to roll, transport, re-deploy and re-deck fire hoses quickly, easily and safely, saving their energy and physical condition for the demanding task of suppressing fires?

Deschutes River Manufacturing's founder, David Johnston, thought the answers to these questions were obvious. So in 2002 he tapped his 27 years of mechanical experience to develop an ingeniously well-designed, portable, motorized fire hose roller. Since then it has been put to the test by industrial, municipal and wildland departments throughout the world and evolved into an innovative and advanced hose management system.

With a proven track record of customers that includes every major U.S. public land management agency, some of the world’s largest energy companies, water utilities and fire departments on three continents, we can stand solidly behind our products. We are committed to continually researching, developing and field testing the highest quality, best designed fire hose handling equipment technology available today. Have an idea for a new or improved product? Please tell us about it so together we can make firefighting easier and safer for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day.