Out of the Ashes
One stitch at a time, Bill and Debbie Pugh of Out of the Ashes Firehose Accessories, have been saving thousands of decommissioned fire hoses from ending up in landfills.
After almost 26 years as a firefighter, Bill had seen many fire hoses thrown away. He was inspired to recycle the durable materials, including the couplings, into something new that can be used for years to come. Each hose is used for up to 25 years before being repurposed and given a new life!
With their industrial sewing machines and decommissioned firehoses in hand, they’re always creating new products, including doormats, dog toys and leashes, bags, laptop cases, and more!