Have you ever driven by the scene of a fire, and seen that the road is blocked, either by police or Fire Engines? That is for many reasons, but mainly the safety of fire personnel on the scene, and that a fire can’t be easily be put out if cars continue to drive by, and especially if they continue to drive by and drive over a charged fire hose. A charged fire hose is one that is already filled with water and is pressurized for use on a fire. A charged fire hose is also very difficult then to move.
Recently a firefighter in Pennsylvania was injured after a woman drove over a fire hose and thus dragged it. The hose knocked over two firefighters as it was dragged and one of those firefighters fell and suffered trauma to the head. That article can be found at: https://www.firerescue1.com/injury/articles/373558018-Firefighter-hurt-after-woman-drives-over-fire-hose/?NewsletterID=665879&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TopNewsLeft1Title&utm_campaign=FR1Member&cub_id=usr_ICrz977mohr8KDgq.
Another thing that can happen when driving over a charged fire hose is that the hose can burst. That can do damage to your car, injure you, injure a person on the scene, and will most definitely slow down the ability of the firefighters to put out a fire. The last thing you want if your house is on fire is to have someone drive over the fire hose, it burst, and firefighters then have to work to run another hose to put out your house fire. So, short lesson here, don’t run over a fire hose.