It's simple. Save time & money. Prevent injuries.
Efficiency -- Save Precious Time
Whether working with wildland hose, structural hose, or everything in between, most crews find that the Rookie Sidekick, commercial hose roller systems reduce their hose management time by at least 50%. The ability to switch from one hose size to another without specialized tools plus the added efficiency of accessories like the Reloader, results in hundreds of saved labor hours every year.
Most Rookie customer's find their Sidekick's pay for themselves within the first six months use. Curious if The Rookie will save hour crew time and money?
Use our Time and Cost Savings calculator to estimate your your savings.
Safety -- Prevent Injuries
We know you always strive to reduce pain and injuries for your crew. And, we know that budgets are always tight!
The cost of avoidable injuries further justifies your investment in The Rookie hose management systems. Nearly 1/3 of firefighter injuries results in lost work time with direct costs for injured fire fighters totaling $260 million dollars per year. Factoring in lost work time, possibly higher insurance premiums, disability leave or early retirement, overtime for substitutes... even the most minor of back injuries has been found to cause flare-ups over the years with the least severe injuries estimated to cost a department $74,000 - $97,000 per injury.
Consider, now, the amount of bending and twisting needed to roll and manage long and heavy lengths of hose. Just one prevented injury justifies a Rookie Sidekick purchase. Fell free to ask around. The Rookie Sidekick prevents back injuries.
Durability – Built to Last
The Rookie was originally designed to stand up to the abusive environment of wildland fire fighting. Many of our rollers introduced over 10 years ago are still in active use today. They just need an occasional belt, bushing, or cable replacement. We continue to refine our products to meet customers’ evolving needs and to make use of material improvements. You can count on your own Rookie purchase standing the test of time.