Daryl Paul, a Panama City Beach firefighter, creates something new out of something old.
“I didn’t think people would really like them at first,” Paul told WJHG.
But people fell in love with Paul’s fire hose American flags.
"I love my country, I love my city and I love my job. So for country, that's cool, doing my flags, and using the tools of my trade, you know. I just love working with it," said Paul.
The idea came to him about five years ago. He started manipulating old, damaged hoses with fellow firefighter Scott Frazier.
“You know, each hose has got a story behind it. It’s been into something that not a lot of people or things get to experience,” said Frazier.
After those first few creations, Paul kept making more. Now he's up to more than 100 and they're hanging all over the world.